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Norma Jean McCurdy of Pinckneyville

  • Norma Jean McCurdy, of Pinckneyville

    Norma Jean McCurdy, of Pinckneyville

updated: 2/28/2018 3:24 PM

Norma Jean McCurdy, age 85, of Pinckneyville, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. in Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin.

Norma was born in Pinckneyville on June 23, 1932, a daughter to Vallie G. and Grace (Whitley) West. She married James E. McCurdy on Aug. 11, 1950 at Beaucoup Baptist Church, Pinckneyville and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2016.

Norma had worked at Beaucoup Baptist Church for over 25 years as a secretary and as the organist for many years. Norma had taught music to many members of the community and was the Joyful Spirit youth choir leader which was a community-based choir.

She had served as the WMU director and worked multiple positions for the Nine Mile Baptist Association.

Survivors include one son: Steve (Ellen) McCurdy of O'Fallon, Ill.; one daughter: Jean (Phillip) Provart of Du Quoin; one sister: Janet Erwin of Pinckneyville; four grandchildren: Angela Wildermuth of Pinckneyville, Steve (Courtney) Provart of Du Quoin, Sara (Jeff) Green of Du Quoin and Chelsea Simms of Berkeley, Calif. and eight great-grandchildren: Logan and Madalyne Wildermuth, Brenna, Hallie, Savannah and Evan Provart, and Levi and Beckham Green.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and one brother, Vallie D. West.

Funeral services will be held at Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Chet Cantrell officiating.

Interment will be in Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville.

Friends may call at Pyatt Funeral Home on Monday from 9 until 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Christian Activity Center, P.O. Box 2525, East St. Louis, MO 62201. For more information or to sign an online guest register visit