Norma Jean Sams 74 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:00 PM July 12, 2017
at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.
Services will be 10 AM, Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home,
Clinton, Il. with Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will follow at
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 4 - 7 PM, Sunday,
July 16, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton United Methodist Church or the
Weldon Springs Foundation.
Norma was born May 12, 1943 in Jacksonville, IL the daughter of James E.
and Ruth Esther (Rimbey) Hart. She married Jim Sams November 5, 1961 in
Survivors include her husband, Jim Sams, Clinton, IL; children: Roger
(Diana) Sams, Bellevue, NE and Janelle (Brad) Thomas, Clinton, IL; four
grandchildren: Collin Sams, Ramstein AFB, Germany; Ross Thomas; Paige
Thomas (fiancé, Clayton Dunn); and Reid Thomas, all of Clinton, IL;
sister, Brenda (Dale) Rueger, Clinton, IL. Several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ned Harrold.
Norma worked for the Clinton school system for 30 years as a secretary.
She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church where she served
on several committees. Norma was a member of the Weldon Springs
Foundation, the Clinton Zoning Board of Appeals, and the DeWitt County
Restoration Committee. She was also a member of the Alpha Sigma Masters
Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for 50 years and the Collectors of Illinois
Pottery and Stoneware as well as numerous Bridge clubs. Norma was a six
year cancer survivor.