Norma Jean Schlueter, 95, of Springfield and formerly of Beardstown passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Chatham.
She was born April 5, 1922 in Beardstown, the daughter of Herman Edward and Bessie Dyche Treadway. She married Arthur Henry Schlueter on July 20, 1947 in Beardstown and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2010.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan (Eric) Guldenstein of Springfield, Cheryl (Gary) Terwelp of Quincy and Linda (Jeff) Read of Chatham; six grandchildren, Teresa (Patrick) Hurley, Tamera (Travis) McGuire, Paul (Michelle) Shaw, Jacob and James (Tera) Terwelp and Drew (Megan) Lashbrook; six great-grandchildren, Alyson, Abigail, Austen Shaw, KamMarie, Andon McGuire and Carlee Lashbrook; two brothers, Ed (Shirley) Treadway of Arizona and Dale (Sharon) Treadway of Iowa. She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Patrick and Joshua Terwelp; one brother, Robert Eugene Treadway who is buried at Halawa Naval Cemetery on the island of Ouha, Hawaii; and sister-in-law, Madeline Treadway.
Norma Jean was a 1940 graduate of Beardstown High School. Following graduation she worked at Wells Lamont Glove as a binder, then joined WAVES, a branch of the United States Naval Reserve, in April of 1944. She attended basic training at Hunter College in Bronx, NY, followed by two weeks of schooling at IBM School in New York City to become qualified as a key punch operator. Norma Jean served thirteen months at the US Naval Base in Washington, D.C. and eight months at Com Serv Pact in Oahu, Hawaii. She was dismissed from WAVES in February of 1944 with a rank of Specialist 3rd Class. Mrs. Schlueter was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown where she taught Sunday School and played the piano for Sunday School and Children’s Day School and was involved in Ladies Aid. Norma Jean volunteered her time as a 4H Leader and president of Concordia Guild.
A funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday, February 2, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown with burial at Arenzville North Cemetery. Family will meet friends one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sagerfuneralhome.com Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of the arrangements.