EUREKA – Norma Lee Ahrens, 93, of Eureka, IL, formerly of Metamora, IL, died at 4:57 pm, Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka, Illinois.
She was born on December 7th, 1927 in Cazenovia, IL to Frank and Mabel Baker Broers. She married Willard Ahrens on September 12th, 1946 in Washington.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willard in 1992, son Larry in 2000, brother Merlin Broers in 2019, father Frank Broers, stepfather and mother, Edwin and Mabel (Baker) Abel, brother-in-law Kenneth Ahrens, and sisters-in-law Helen and Marlene Ahrens.
Surviving are her daughters, LuAnn (Robert) DeBolt, Metamora, Melodie (Dan) Minger, Eureka, daughter-in-law Brenda Ahrens (the late Larry) of Ballwin, Missouri, sister-in-law June Ahrens, and 8 grandkids, 16 great grandkids with one due next year, who knew her as “G-ma”.
She helped on the farm by taking two meals a day to the men in the fields during planting and harvest. Her cooking and baking skills were legendary and she shared her creations with everyone. Later, she enjoyed working at All The Matters Christian Book Store in Peoria.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff and caregivers at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka for the loving care given to their mother during her stay.
Funeral service for Norma Lee will be on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at 11:00 am at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 401 Walnut Street, Washington. A visitation will be held before the service from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Pastor Charlie McDonald and her son-in-law, Pastor Robert DeBolt, officiating.
A private entombment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka, IL or Evangelical United Methodist Church, Washington, IL. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is in charge of arrangements, and notes of condolences may be sent using www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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