Norma Harris



Norma G. Harris, 73, Rolla, passed away Oct. 5, 2021, at Phelps Health in Rolla.
She was born Oct. 30, 1947, the daughter of the late Victor and Delcie Sieg Butler in Belle.
She was united in marriage to Jewel M. Harris June 9, 1973, in Belle.
Norma graduated from Belle High School class of 1965. Following graduation, she worked for the International Shoe Company and then The Brown Shoe company in Owensville.
Norma and her husband moved to Rolla where she furthered her education at RTI and received her associates degree at Columbia College in July 1999. She worked for the University Bookstore before getting her final job at the University of Rolla Physical Facilities where she retired in 2010.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids from attending their sporting events to piano recitals. She always had time for her kids and grandkids. Norma loved Cardinals baseball and watched as many games as she could. She was a great home cook and there wasn’t much that she couldn’t cook or bake. She also enjoyed watching the birds feed outside of her family room window.
Family was the most important thing to her. She had strong faith, was active in the church, and volunteered to several committees.
She is preceded in death by parents Victor and Delcie Seig Butler; sisters Ruth Party, Mary Woemmel, Doris Altemeyer and Delphi Jones; and brothers Robert Butler, Lonnie Butler and William Butler.
She is survived by husband of 48 years Jewel M Harris; daughters Gina and Shawn O’Neal from Rolla, Tina and Wes Wallace of Franklin, Ark., and Tammy Heflin of St Louis; son David and Lisa LaBoube of St. Louis; sisters Donna Buddemeyer, Linda and Dan Rodgers all of Belle and Lorna and Donnie Stogsdill of Rolla; brothers Joey and Carol of Belle and Jerry Butler of Arrow Rock; and grandchildren Emily O’Neal, Tristen O’Neal, Aspen O’Neal, Austin LaBoube, Shawn Heflin, Tori Miller (Heflin), Ryan Heflin, Kasey Gottlob (Heflin), and Tara Hamilton (Russ) and many great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Gear City Church, Rolla.
Arrangements entrusted to Rolla Cremation and Memorial, Rolla.


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here