Norma McCaulla - age 94 of Gallatin, MO passed away Saturday morning, June 12th, 2021 at her home. Norma was born on August 25th, 1926. She was the daughter of Willis and Ina (Barnhart) McCaulla in Independence, MO. She attended Mt. Washington and Alton grade schools and William Chrisman Junior and Senior High School. Norma was known for her creativity even as a child and enjoyed art club, sewing club and cheerleading. Norma served as the president of the Daughter’s of the VFW Post 1700 and was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post# 4242 in Raytown. She lived in Independence, MO until 1970, when she moved to Lake Viking. Norma worked for Prudential Life Insurance Company for 35 years, until she retired in 1982. Norma and her parents moved to Lake Viking in 1970 and built one of the first houses on the lake. She was a charter member of Lake Viking Church. She cared a lot about people and was a very loyal person. Norma was an animal lover; She had many cats but her most recent “Blackie” was one of her favorites. Norma was a devoted friend; Prior to their passing, Norma and the “four musketeers” (Ina, Lucille and Ruth) were very active in everything. The people who knew her often said she was young at heart. She liked to ‘play’ and laugh often. Her yard was very important to her and she loved working in it and tending to her flowers. Norma had a servant heart and her relationship with Jesus was reflected in everything she did. She will be dearly missed by her family, her church family and her friends .
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Willis (Boyce) McCaulla, Patrick McCaulla, Earl Sommers; sisters-in-laws, Shirley and Dorothy McCaulla; and niece, Heather McCaulla. Survivors include nephew, Patrick McCaulla, Jr of Independence, MO ; nephew, Herbert Willis (Joyce) McCaulla of Plattsmouth, NE; niece, Karen Senterfitt of Mission Viejo, CA; niece, Linda (Ken) Tucker of Temecula, CA; great nieces, Christina, Karissa Senterfitt, Breanna (Brandon) Lilly; great nephew, Timothy Tucker; and great-great nephew, Sylas Senterfitt.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Lake Viking Church in care of the funeral home. A Private family graveside service will be held at Green Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 4PM, Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at Lake Viking Church in Gallatin, MO. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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