Norma Jean Henderson, 83, of Richmond, died at 7:09 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.
Norma Jean Henderson was born on April 27, 1937, in Lafayette County to William H. and Alma E. (Little) Henderson. Norma Jean graduated in 1955 from Lexington High School. A few years later, she attended cosmetology school. She worked in the hair salon at J.C. Penney at the Blue Ridge Mall, then in 1978 moved to Richmond and opened her own beauty shop.
Norma Jean enjoyed family and friends. She loved taking care of little ones, and spoiling them and all of us. Norma Jean loved reading, puzzles, painting, cooking and baking.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Doris Henderson; four nieces, Debbie (Brewer) and Ned Beissenherz, Gail (Brewer) and Larry Engle, Terri (Brewer) and Mark Proffit and Karen (Zeller) Goodloe; one nephew, Doug Zeller; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Cleo H. Henderson, Billie Henderson (in infancy); three sisters, Mary Francis Zeller, Eva “Marie” Brewer and Wilma Lee Henderson; and two great-nephews, Jeff Beissenherz and Jeremy Proffit.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shirkey Hospice. They can be dropped off or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home; 507 E. Main St. – P. O. Box 190; Richmond, MO 64085.
Inurnment will be in Lexington Memorial Gardens. Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.
Please remember to share your memories of Norma Jean with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.