Norma Chism

Monday, March 10, 2008

BENTON, Mo. — Norma G. Chism, 80, of Benton died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

Chism was born July 10, 1927, in Bell City, Mo., to William and Ella Menta Trentham King. She married O.C. Chism on Sept. 9, 1950, in Sikeston, Mo.

Chism worked at International Shoe Company and Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee as a shoe skiver.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Chism of Benton and Jerry Chism of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Judy Scherer of Benton and Linda Purkis of Carthage, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, two brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Amick Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Lowe officiating, followed by burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.