PEORIA - Norma J. Brinker, 86, of Peoria passed away at 11:53 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.
She was born on Nov. 30, 1927, in Peoria, the daughter of Robert and Myrtle Ahlsted Shelton. She married Herman F. Brinker on March 27, 1948, in Peoria.
Surviving are her children, Dennis (Suzanne) Brinker and Gary (Becky) Brinker, both of Bartonville, and Coleen Brinker and Bruce Brinker, both of Peoria. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Three sons, Kenneth, Cary and Brian; one brother; and three sisters preceded her in death.
Norma was a Gold Star Mother and a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8662, as well as a member of the American Legion Post 979.
She lived the last 17 years at B'nai B'rith Covenant Apartments in Peoria, where she volunteered for many activities. In her free time, she loved to crochet and spend time with her family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Veterans Pub and Pizza in Peoria.
As Norma was a cancer survivor, the family asks that memorials be given in her name to
, Peoria affiliate.
Notes of condolences for the family may be sent using www.peoriafuneral.com.