Farrow nee Pierce, Norma Jean

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church. 450 E. Springfield Ave. St. Clair, MO

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

Service Location:
First Baptist Church, 450 E. Springfield Ave. St. Clair ,MO

Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Gideons International


Norma Jean Farrow of St. Clair, MO departed this life in Washington, MO, on September 28, 2019, having reached the age of ninety years, two months and eighteen days. Norma was born in Becker, MO, on July 10, 1929, daughter of Ira Ulysses Pierce and Allie Margaret Pierce nee Anderson. On April 5, 1947, she was united in marriage to Tosca Herbert Farrow, known to all as Herb, and six children blessed this union.

Norma is survived by four children, Mark Farrow and wife Shirley, of St. Clair, MO, Christine Boatright and husband Nick, of Washington, MO, Kitty Bezold and husband Tom, of Bellevue, NE, and Scottie Farrow and wife Deborah, of Manchester, MO; by her sister-in-law, Lola Crum of Union, MO; and by twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Allie Pierce; by her husband, Herb Farrow; by two sons, Randy and Dennis Farrow; by two brothers, Scottie and Leslie Pierce, and by three sisters, Iva Weible, Sylvia Nations and Alma Pierce.

Norma was a devoted Christian and longtime member of First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. She was very active in the church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, and working in the church nursery and library. She was a “domestic engineer.” Caring for her home and family were her priority in life. Norma was an avid reader and loved reading and memorizing her Bible, as well as working crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed doing embroidery and watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. After Herb retired, he and Norma had enjoyed traveling. They visited forty-six states, and spent many winter months in Florida and Texas. Norma’s children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. The precious memories they created will forever live in their hearts.

A loving and devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin, and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. Rev. Jim Muir officiated, assisted by the Rev. Michael Kinion. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Gideons International. The family of Norma Jean Farrow was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.