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Helen Irene (Czeschin) Norman

Helen Irene (Czeschin) Norman was born April 13, 1940 in Cass County, Missouri and departed this life on December 7, 2018 at Redwood of Raymore Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by the love of her family, at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 24 days.

She was the daughter of Alfred and Nellie (Paul) Czeschin.

Helen spent her younger years in Pleasant Hill, Missouri and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1959.

On August 1, 1959, she was united in marriage with Marvin Franklin Norman, Sr. in Kansas City, Missouri. Helen and Marvin lived in several places early in their marriage, before settling in Peculiar, Missouri were they raised their six sons.

Helen worked at various retail stores throughout her life, including Woolco, and more recently, at Dollar General in Peculiar, Raymore and Belton. But, she felt her most important job was that of homemaker and being a loving and supportive mother to her sons, and later, a wonderful grandmother to her grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin F. Norman, Sr. on June 4, 1976; her parents; Nellie and Alfred Czeschin; three sisters, Aliene Alexander, Darlene Stokes and Nellie Phillips, and one brother, Bob Berry.

She is survived by six sons, John Alfred Norman , Marvin Franklin Norman, Jr., and Robert Dean Norman and wife Juline, all of Peculiar, Missouri, Kevin D’Wayne Norman and wife Michele of Freeman, Missouri, Brent Alan Norman and wife Angie of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and Thomas Jason Norman and wife Michelle of Peculiar, Missouri; one brother, Alfred “Sonny” Czeschin of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; three sisters, Alfreda Callahan and husband Frank of Greenwood, Missouri, Beverly Phillips of Sugar Creek, Missouri, Vicki Kintz and husband Marvin of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Service for Helen I. (Czeschin) Norman will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri with Pastor James Myers officiating. Casket Bearers will be Caleb Norman, Marvin Norman, III, Jake Norman, Scott Dobson, Shawn Norman and Travis Norman, Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.


9 Messages

  • Kathy (Reynolds) Jowers Posted December 10, 2018 4:45 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Helen. Growing up spending many hours at her house with her boys was well to say the least a good time. It was always known that you beat not mess with her boys or Helen would be taking care if that. I k ow you will all miss her dearly but she is in a better place now no pain and no suffering. Love you all Kathy

  • Cathleen Aikman Posted December 11, 2018 9:27 am

    I’m so sorry for the loss. Sending prayers and good thoughts to the family.

  • Rosie Brooks Posted December 11, 2018 4:50 pm

    I am so sorry to see that Helen has passed. I have so many great memories of us in school. I am so thankful she was able to come to our 55th class reunion and we got to visit. So sorry Kay and Vicky.

  • Garry & Judy Hale Posted December 12, 2018 2:36 am

    Helen was one of my close friends in high school. I will never forget when I was chosen Valentine Queen one year in high school and she loaned me a white dress to wear. She told me not to spill anything on it. So many years ago but still so vivid. I remember staying all night with her and how cold it was upstairs in her parents 2 story home and going downstairs by the stove in the morning. I thought she had the neatest loving family. All our prayers to her family. She was a very special person. Judy

  • Tina Fowler Posted December 12, 2018 8:37 am

    Sending my hugs and many prayers for God’s strength to carry you through. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time.

  • Jennifer Leeth (Kay Stokes daughter) Posted December 12, 2018 11:50 am

    Aunt Helen always made me smile and feel joy with her special way of colorfully verbalizing her excitement to see me as a child. She was lively, tender and kind and my memories of her are wonderfully fond. Her strength and perseverance when Uncle Marvin died and her commitment to her boys was inspirational. Aunt Helen, you will be missed but memories of you will warm my heart as long as it continues to beat. Much love to you Aunt Helen and condolence to all of you boys and your families. She was one in a million.

  • Angela Norman Posted December 12, 2018 1:59 pm

    Helen was the best mother in law anyone could ask for. Brent and I miss you and love you so much

  • Robin Stewart Bray Posted December 15, 2018 10:18 am

    Helen was the sweetest and kindest lady
    Her laugh was contagious
    Our families have known each other for years
    So sorry for the family

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