Norma J. Cummings, 91


Norma Jean “Sally” (Northcutt) Cummings, 91, of Staunton, died Sunday, March 14, 2021, at her residence.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton.

Mrs. Cummings was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Alsey, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. and Gladys T. (Lawson) Northcutt, Jr. She married Lester D. Cummings on June 29, 1947, in Wood River, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1999. 

She attended Ashley and Winchester schools. Years ago, she worked at Webco, a weather-proofing company in Litchfield. For a number of years, she worked at Walmart in Glen Carbon. 

She was a “Career Grandma,” and a diehard Wheel of Fortune and Price is Right enthusiast. She loved crocheting, puzzle books, working on jigsaw puzzles, baking and going to yard sales. She also collected music boxes, kitchen gadgets and owned 369 collectible figurine pairs of shoes.

She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Easley of Staunton, Sandra (Rich) Schlechte of Edwardsville and Judith (Aubrey) Denton of Sulphur, LA; two sons, Timothy (Rose) Cummings of Edwardsville and Mark Cummings of Benld; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Cummings-Crosby (husband Gerald)  of Litchfield; 19 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Cummings; grandson, Scott Maulding; three brothers, Arthur, David and Guy Northcutt; sister, Nina Clanton; two sons-in-law, David Gerdes, Sr. and Joe Easley; daughter-in-law, Judy Cummings; three sisters-in-law, Louise Northcutt, Maxine Blackburn and Tomaline Northcutt; three nieces; two nephews; and a great-great-granddaughter, Ariana Watson in infancy.

Memorials may be made to the Staunton Food Pantry.

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