Normalea Stearns, 86, formerly of Momence, passed away while in her sleep, Thursday (Sept. 5, 2019) in Snelleville, Ga. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Carbondale.

Normalea was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, Bob Stearns Jr.; and her parents, Charles and Golda Hagler Doty, both formerly of Carbondale.

Surviving are her children, Mike and Denise, of Manteno, Brenda Stearns-Witoski, of Momence, Cynthia O’Connor, of Herscher, Teresa and Don Cumbie, of Snellville, Ga., and Lisa and Alan High/Woodworth, of Woodworth.

Normalea was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she cherished every day. She had a fervent love for God and was a long-time member of the Jehovah’s Witness Organization. Norma enjoyed reading Bible scriptures and being with her family.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, until the 3 p.m. services at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 4349 N State Routes 1 and 17, Momence.

Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Momence

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Funeral arrangements are by Jensen Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.

Please sign her online guestbook at


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