Norma Jean “Sally” Cummings, 91 of Staunton, IL passed away at her residence in Staunton on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Born October 12, 1929 in Alsey, IL she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. & Gladys T. (Lawson) Northcutt Jr. She married Lester D. Cummings on June 29, 1947 in Wood River, IL and he passed away on June 11, 1999. She worked at Webco, a weather proofing company in Litchfield, IL years ago. She would later work at Walmart in Glen Carbon, IL for a number of years. Norma attended Ashley and Winchester, Illinois schools. She was a “Career Grandma,” a diehard “Wheel of Fortune” and “Price is Right” enthusiast. She loved crocheting, puzzle books, working jigsaw puzzles, baking, and going to yard sales. She also collected music boxes, kitchen gadgets, and owned 369 collectible figurine pairs of shoes.
She is survived by 3 daughters, Peggy Easley of Staunton, IL, Sandra (Rich) Schlechte of Edwardsville, IL, Judith (Aubrey) Denton of Sulphur, LA, 2 sons, Timothy (Rose) Cummings of Edwardsville, IL, Mark Cummings of Benld, IL, daughter-in-law, Charlotte Cummings-Crosby (husband Gerald) of Litchfield, IL, 19 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Cummings, grandson, Scott Maulding, 3 brothers, Arthur, David, and Guy Northcutt, sister, Nina Clanton, 2 sons-in-law, David Gerdes Sr. & Joe Easley, daughter-in-law, Judy Cummings, 3 sisters-in-law, Louise Northcutt, Maxine Blackburn, and Tomaline Northcutt, 3 nieces, 2 nephews and a great great granddaughter, Ariana Watson (infant).
Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday March 18, 2021 at Williamson Funeral Home and Staunton. Funeral services will be held on Friday March 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton, IL. Memorials are suggested to the Staunton Food Pantry.
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