Norma Jean Crain, 81, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday January 4, 2020 at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, MO. Norma was born June 24th, 1938 in Appleton City, Missouri to William T. Martin and Ida M. (Kennedy) Martin. She married Cleo W. Crain on July 21, 1955 and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1994.
Norma grew up in Appleton City and El Dorado Springs areas and attended school in El Dorado Springs, MO. She went to work for Nelly Don-Junior House in 1960 and worked there 38 years until its closure in 1998. Following the closure, she continued to work for more than decade, working for Community Outreach, the Nevada Public Library and West Central Community Action Agency. She was an avid country music fan and enjoyed travelling with friends and family to watch country music shows. Norma was a member of the Pine Street Baptist Church in Nevada.
Survivors include one son, Casey Crain (Delpha) of Nevada, MO; daughter-in-law, Bernadine George (Bob) of Nevada, MO; five grandchildren, Kelly Love (Jason) of Fort Scott, KS; Jessica Read (David) of Carl Junction, MO; John Post (Kortney) of Bronaugh, MO; Devin Linn of Dayton, OH and Logan Crain of Nevada, MO; four sisters, Grace Jackson of Pittsburg, KS; Marie Fitzwater of Parsons, KS; Janice Cruse of Parsons, KS and Jackie Panek of Parsons, KS; as well as several nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Cleo, Norma was preceded in death by one son, Warren Crain and one brother, George “Tommy” Martin.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO with Pastor Chad Bailey officiating. Committal of ashes will take place next to her husband at Moore Cemetery, Nevada, MO.
To send flowers to Norma's family, please visit our floral section.