Norma J. Varland, 88, of Morris passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020. She was born on February 19, 1932 in Marseilles, Illinois to John and Fern (Moore) Schmanske.
Norma was a lifelong resident of the Marseilles and Morris area. She married Ronald Poole in October 1951, together they had three children, Debbie, Sherri and Randy. Ronald preceded her in death in January of 1967. She married Roger Varland in August of 1969 and together they raised two children, Brad and Beth. Roger preceded her in death in February of 2015.
Norma started her career with Marshall Fields in the 1980’s and continued to work for them for many years. She loved playing bridge with friends weekly.
Norma is survived by her children Debbie, Sherri, Randy, Brad and Beth; grandchildren Ryann (Melissa Wright) Heap, Aaron (Lisa) Heap and Dakota Rogers; great grandchildren Greyson and Lydia Heap; and sister Monica (Ronnie) Boetto.
She is preceded in death by her two husbands, two brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held for Norma on Thursday January 7, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home in Morris. A celebration of Norma’s life will follow at 7:00 pm, officiated by Pastor Kevin Yandell. Norma will be laid to rest with her husband Roger at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made in memory of Norma to the donor’s choice.
Due to COVID-19 requirements, safe social distancing will be required, and visitors are asked to wear masks during the services.
An online guestbook has been made for the family, where you may sign the guestbook, share memories and photographs. You can access this by visiting the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com. Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL.