Crow nee Hoeft, Norma Jean

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM

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

Private committal at Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO, at a later date.

Memorials / Donations:


Norma Jean Crow of Union, MO, formerly St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Union on May 17, 2020, having reached the age of seventy-three years, six months and twenty-six days. Norma was born in Washington, MO, on October 21, 1946, daughter of Harold Alfred Hoeft and Dortholene Hoeft nee Crider. On October 16, 1965, she was united in marriage to Howard Edward Crow and three sons came to bless this union.

Norma is survived by her sons, Bret Crow and girlfriend, Chandra, of St. Clair, MO, Ryan Crow of Union, MO and Douglas Crow of St. Clair; by two brothers, Roy Hoeft of St. Clair and Danny Hoeft of Union; by five grandchildren, Taylor Crow of St. Clair; Haydon and Ava Crow of Union, Ethan Crow of St. Clair and Meghan Maddox and husband, Jake, of St. Clair; by four great-grandchildren, Malia Crow and Ellie, Sophia and Lilah Maddox, all of St. Clair; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorotholene Hoeft; by her husband, Howard Crow, and by one grandchild, Derek Crow.

Norma was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as her Savior. During her working career, she was employed as a cashier for Kroger Store in St. Clair until they closed. She then relocated to a store in St. Louis, retiring after twenty years in the industry. She was a member and retiree of United Food Workers International Union, Local 655 of St. Louis, MO. Norma enjoyed playing bingo and watching game shows and sports on television. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished the time spent with them. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will forever live on in their hearts.

A kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, 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 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO with the Rev. Charles Keith officiating. A private committal will take place at a later date at Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO.