Norma Jean, nee Tindall, Gardiner, 84, of New Athens, IL; born on September 19, 1929 in Chester, IL; passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.
Ms. Gardiner had many occupations including being a homemaker, a beautician and she served for many years as the manager and director of the New Athens Multi-Purpose Center. She was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Reginald and Katherine, nee Layne, Tindall. and 2 sons-in-law; Alan Schaeffer and Dennis Henderson.
She is survived by her children – Carla Schaeffer of New Athens, IL; Nancy (Phil) Wahlig of New Athens, IL; Laura Gardiner of Springfield, IL; Cindy Henderson of Collinsville, IL; Ed (Tracy) Gardiner of Freeburg, IL. 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 2 brothers – Jerry (Genny) Tindall of Chester, IL; Duane (Sharon) Tindall of Polo, MO. 2 sisters – Vicki (Curt) Wagner of Freeburg, IL; Deb Reeves of New Athens, IL.
Memorials may be made to: Bethesda Lutheran Communities.1905 Montana Dr., Suite 10, Springfield, IL 62704.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Funeral: Memorial services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Keseman officiating.
Burial: Inurnment will be held at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements