Norma J. Gill
Norma J. Gill, 72, of rural Bloomington died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at West Twin Grove Christian Church in rural Bloomington. Burial will follow at Rosewood Cemetery in rural Bloomington with Rev. Mickey Fuson officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington. Memorials can be made out to the West Twin Grove Christian Church or the Norma Gill Leadership Scholarship C/O Illinois FCCLA P.O. Box 112 Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 or contribute on line at http//:www.ilfccla.org/
Norma was born July 18, 1940 in Spring Valley, Ill. to Verne Arthur and Lena Fausta Capitani Colby. She married Richard Michael Gill on June 30, 1963 at Hennepin, Ill. Richard survives
She is also survived by two daughters, Suzanne Lynn (Gary) Kriz, Spring Grove, Ill. and Sarah Ann (Michael) Gill-Branion, Ft. Hood, Killeen, Texas; grandchildren Alex and Colin Kriz and Charison and Cryton Gill-Branion; brothers, Lyle (Barbara) Colby, Normal and Donald (Sylvia) Colby, Bloomington and a sister, Louise Colby-Dean, Rock Island, Ill.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a half sister, Rose Baysinger.
Norma graduated from Hennepin Township High School in 1958. She earned a bachelor’s of science in home economics education from Illinois State University in 1962 and her master’s of science in home economics from ISU in 1969.
She taught high school home economics at Chenoa High School January 1962-1967 and home economics at University High School 1967-1968. She was a part-time assistant instructor (Child Development) in Home Economics Department at ISU 1972-1973. She served as state executive secretary and then executive director for the Illinois Association of Future Homemakers of America (FHA-HERO) now know as the Illinois Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) from July 1, 1973 – Aug. 31, 2002.
She received an honorary membership from the Illinois Association of FHA-HERO in 1975 and its distinguished service award in 1990. She also received the Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association Outstanding Member Award in 1995.
She was a long-time active member of West Twin Grove Christian Church, was a volunteer for Gift of Hope/Life Goes On, served on the Illinois Foundation for FCCLA Foundation Board, who established the Norma Gill Scholarship in her name and was a member of the Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals of McLean County.
Norma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be lovingly remembered by her family and the countless lives she touched.
Online condolences at www.calvertmemorial.com.
Lyle Eugene Woith
Lyle Eugene Woith, 84 of Normal, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:45 p.m. in Normal at Heartland Health Care.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Park Hill Mausoleum with Pastor Chris Nitzel officiating. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington with military rites being accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard at the memorial home.
Entombment will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Korean War Veterans War Monument fund in Washington, D.C. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lyle was born on Dec. 26, 1928 in Bloomington, a son to, Paul J. and Daisy H. (Johnson) Woith. He married Marilyn Hoeniges on Sept. 29, 1950 in Bloomington. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2009.
He later married Marian Chapman-Tindall on May 10, 1975 in Washington, Ill. She preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 1996.
Lyle later married Betty Ohmstede on June 24, 2000 in Las Vegas. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2007.
Lyle was a graduate of Bloomington High School. Early in his life he worked for Pantagraph Printing and Stationary. He later retired from Original Smith Printing where he worked as a pressman.
Survivors include his four children, Sandy (Roy) Mitchell of Yermo, California, Randy(Julie) Woith of Normal, Melody Zeschke of Bloomington, and Stephanie Bigham of Victoria, Texas; a brother, Paul Woith, Jr. of Bloomington; a sister, Shirley (David) Schultz of Bloomington; a sister-in-law, Doris Woith also of Bloomington; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his three wives, Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Robert Woith.
Lyle proudly served his country during the Korean War in the 24th Infantry Division of the United States Army he also served in the US Army Reserves for 25 years. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association of Alexandria, Va.
He was an avid bowler for many years on leagues at Oakland Bowl and Circle Lanes. Lyle enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier years. He truly loved the time he and his wife Betty spent during their retirement in Florida.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kiblerbradyruestman.