Norma Carol Searcy, a 78 year old Galt resident, passed away November 19, 2020 at her residence.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2020 at the Galt Christian Church. Burial will follow at Berry Cemetery North of Galt. A visitation is scheduled from 3:00 until 4:00 Sunday at Slater Neal Funeral Home of Trenton. Memorial donations are suggested to Berry Cemetery and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
Norma was born the daughter of Cecil & Mabel (Provorse) Neely on March 13, 1942 in Trenton. She was united in marriage to Johnnie Claude Nida on March 24, 1959 in Laredo, MO. They were married for 38 years until his death on July 29, 1997. She married James Russell Searcy on April 30, 2011. She worked several years as a wife and a farm hand before entering the work force. She worked at Crown Restaurant in Trenton for 16 years until it’s closing at which time she began working at Trenton Main Stop, where she worked 13 years until retiring. She enjoyed her years of working and always wished she could go back to work after retiring. She developed many friendships and touched many lives through years in the service industry. She enjoyed embroidering quilts for her grandchildren and other items for friends and family. She had an immense talent of creating beautiful flower arrangements for loved ones and those who needed their day brightened. This included all the flowers for both her granddaughter’s weddings. She also enjoyed watching hummingbirds at her feeders. She collected figurines as well as hearts and Pepsi items. She was a beautiful, hardworking woman who always put others before herself despite all the hardship she endured in her life. She remained loving and kind to her family and friends always. She will be greatly missed by all who have had the privilege to know and love her.
Survivors include her son Calvin Nida and wife Paula of Clinton, MO, daughter Johnna Smiley and husband Charles of Galt, sister Mary Brown of Creston, IA, brother Cecil Allen Neely of Sedalia, MO, seven grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren and one on the way, and her beloved dog Sissy.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son and a granddaughter.
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