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Norma (Dodd) Vinyard-Stehr

October 30, 1934 ~ April 13, 2017 (age 82)

Norma Dodd Vinyard Stehr, 83, resident of Cahokia passed away Thursday April 13, 2017 at her residence. Norma was born October 30, 1934 in Raleigh to the late Fred “Tutt” and Eva (Reeder) Dodd. She married the late Robert Vinyard. After this marriage they moved to St. Louis, MO. Norma is survived by two children; Stephen Lee Vinyard of Cahokia and Vicki (Tom) Ray of Charlotte, NC, a dear sister Cathleen Parks of Raleigh, a dear sister-in-law; Katie Vinyard and her husband the late Walter of Eldorado, a niece; Cathy Lynn (Frank) Sauls, a nephew; Ed (Jennifer) Vinyard of Eldorado, a granddaughter; Christine “Chrissy” (Matthew) Morton of Holly Springs, NC, three great grandchildren; Hannah, Alyssa and Bryce all of Holly Springs, NC. Norma was an avid Square Dancer and callers wife, seamstress, gardener, grandmother and great grandmother.  She enjoyed holidays with interesting conversation about, bubble heads and jar heads as her son Stephan is a Navy Veteran and son-in-law a Marine Corp. Veteran. Her pride and joy was her granddaughter Chrissy who brought such fun and energy to her life. Then came the great grandchildren; Hannah, Alyssa and Bryce. Finally a great grandson! Bryce is particularly drawn to great uncle Steve. Norma enjoyed visiting with her sister Cathlene as often as she could, especially in the spring to journey out and pick up flowers for her gardens.  Her favorite flowers were Day Lilies. Norma made the annual holiday trips with Steve to Charlotte, NC every Christmas since 1990. In 1981 she married the late Robert Stehr of Cahokia.  From this union Norma is survived by a step daughter Donna Hill of St. Louis. Norma was a Christian woman with a strong Baptist upbringing.  She was a member of the Maplewood Park Baptist Church in Cahokia. Similar to her sister Cathlene, Norma had a love for Poodles. Her side kick “Maggie” will miss her dearly.  Steve will take that place in Maggie’s heart. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado with Rev. Aaron Phelps officiating.  Burial will be in Raleigh Masonic Cemetery in Raleigh.  Visitation is Saturday 11:00 am to service time.  

 Service Information

April 22, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Funeral Service
April 22, 2017

1:00 PM

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