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Norma passed into her heavenly goal September 19, 2013 near Pittsville, MO. She was born in Portsmouth, OH to Rev. Cecil and Hattie Thompson on Jan. 1, 1927. She spent her youth in Ohio and Missouri graduating from Excelsior Spring (MO) High School in 1945. Norma moved to San Diego after working at the Pentagon and married Paul Starks in Sept. 1946. In 1962 they moved to the Sacramento area. Paul died June 24, 2005. Norma remarried Bob Shearer Sept. 26, 2009 and moved to Lawson, MO. Bob died Dec. 6, 2012. Her parents and brothers Howard, Berle and Wayne preceded her in death. Norma is survived by two sisters Beulah Smith and Sybilla (Woody) Conley; three children Wayne (Claudia) Starks, Valorie (Esa) Kirjola and Pamela (John) Seitz; three step-children Spook (Linda) Shearer, Debbie (Rick) Glenn and Brad (Ty) Shearer, 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, and a great many friends of faith. Norma was a retired business manager but she will be remembered as a loving parent, wife friend and for her faith and service to the Lord. A memorial service will be held at Placerville First Christian Church, 2687 Andler Rd., Placer- ville, CA, October 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Family requests, in lieu of flowers, remembrance be made to
in Norma Starks-Shearer' name.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 20, 2013