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Norma J. (Bartlett) Jackson


Norma Jean (Bartlett) Jackson was born March 4, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri and departed this life on April 15, 2024 surrounded by the love of her family, at Crown Rehab and Healthcare in Harrisonville, Missouri, at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 11 days.

She was the daughter of Robert E. and Mary E. (Curtis) Bartlett.

After Norma’s birth, the Bartlett family lived in Idaho for two years, before moving to Lee’s Summit, Missouri where Norma attended grade school. The Bartlett family then moved to Brookfield, Missouri where Norma attended middle and high school.

On August 30, 1953, Norma was united in marriage with Charles “Ray” Jackson in Brookfield, Missouri. After their marriage they lived in Lincoln, Missouri for several years before moving to Pleasant Hill, Missouri to make their home. Norma and Ray were married for 37 years before his passing on June 13, 1990. After Ray’s death, Norma continued to make her home in Pleasant Hill.

In 1980, Norma went to work for John Knox Village and worked there until her retirement in 2005.

Norma loved making memories with her family at her lake house in Mound City, Kansas, following her granddaughter around to county music shows, watching her grandchildren play ball and being an active part of their lives.

Norma enjoyed dancing the “two step”, playing cards on Tuesday with “the girls”, morning coffee with friends, spending time with “Gracie” (her trusty Pomeranian) who was her companion for 14 years, and fishing with Mabel Harrald. She also enjoyed traveling across the country.

Norma had been a member of the Civil Defense of Pleasant Hill for five years and served in the capacity of storm chaser. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill where she was a first grade Sunday School Teacher for 25 years and served as a pre-school Bible Study Teacher for 5 years. Norma had been active in both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as a leader for many years.

In addition to her husband Ray, Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Mary E. Bartlett; two brothers, Robert Elvin Bartlett, II and Harvey Bartlett; three sisters, Patricia Wood, Mary Bossert and Diana “Dee” Reynolds, and one grandson, Dakota Jackson.

Norma is survived by four sons, Terry Jackson and wife Maureen of Clinton, Missouri, Randy Jackson of Bolivar, Missouri, David Jackson and wife Rhonda of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and Harvey Jackson and wife Susan of Freeman, Missouri; two daughters, Debria Spiwak and husband Danny of Kingsville, Missouri, and Mary Koehn of Harrisonville, Missouri; one sister, Linda Sue Glaze of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Mae Thompson of Bucklin, Missouri, Wilma Levett of New Cambria, Missouri, and Judy Jackson of Branson, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.

The family of Norma Jean (Bartlett) Jackson will receive friends from 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home with Rev. Preston Sanders officiating. Casket Bearers will be Brandon Jackson, Jake Jackson, Dustin Jackson, Will Kellum, Colton Jackson and Cliff Spiwak. Honorary Bearers are Amanda Dennis, Charlesea Jackson, Rebecca Jackson, Jessica Hawkins, Ashley Struzick, Alisha Eikelboom, Rayvone Jackson, Ashlynne Click and Morgan Koehn. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In Memory of Norma Jean (Bartlett) Jackson, contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at the funeral home or mailed directly to Memorials Processing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

3 Messages

  • Jim Greene Posted April 18, 2024 3:37 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Norma’s passing. I knew all the boys well & Charles was a great customer at our greenhouse in Pleasant Hill. My condolences to the entire family!

  • Niece Tina Ludeman Posted April 19, 2024 10:54 am

    Growing up. In a big family it was always a special trip to Pleasant Hill to see all my cousins. Aunt Norma would get to making food for up to 12 kids. I remember she always had this special giggle. The last time I saw her she came to my house in California with my other two Aunts. We had so much fun, playing cards and laughing. She will be missed so much. RIP in heaven, tell Uncle Ray hello (and mom too!)

  • Vi Smith Posted May 11, 2024 6:25 am

    Just heard. Nice, kind lady.

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