Norma Jean (Flaws) Fisher, 88 of Monee, formerly of Country Club Hills; was call home to be with her lord and savior on Sunday June 5. She was born on November 29, 1933, to the late Ellis G. and Mary Louise (Ashford) Flaws in Pleasant Point, New Jersey. Norma attended Thornton High School, Class of 1951. She met the love of her life James Fisher on a blind date and the two of them were married May 3, 1952, and the two of them were married for 56 years and Jim preceded her in death on October 31, 2008.
Norma was a spiritual woman and belong to the World Church of God. Her family remembers taking trips to Wisconsin Dells when she attended church conventions. She was very involved in church, she sang in the Choir and served on some boards. Later in life when her health prevented her from attending the World Church of God, she would attend St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Monee. She did pass on her love for Christ to her family and would always say “ You can accomplish anything through Christ”.
She worked at the Sears Towers in Chicago for 10 years. She then opened Norma’s Needle Nook in Country Club Hills, where she taught knitting and needle point classes and sold craft supplies. After she closed her store, she wanted to complete a lifelong dream and attend college, so she attended Roosevelt University and earn her bachelor’s degree in arts. After receiving her degree, she decided to attend Prairie State University and she earn two more degrees; one in Software Suite Applications and the second one in Photography. She graduated Phi Theta Kappa Cum Laude in 1999. Prairie State offered her a job to teach Photography after teaching a few years she decided that she wanted to travel the world. Norma started her next journey by going to Africa on a safari. Norma was very involved with her heritage, and she spent a lot of time in Scotland learning about her Clan Sinclair. When she returned home from one of her many trips to Scotland and England, she decided she wanted to start the Highland Games in Chicago where all the Clans would show case their heritage and compete against each other in events. Norma was a very accomplished strong-minded woman and would not let anything stand in her way when achieving her goals, she set for herself. She would always tell her grandchildren to write down their goals and meet them.
She leaves behind her son James L. (Donna) Fisher of Monee, two grandchildren Steven (Kate) Fisher of Sheridan, Indiana and Jamie (Sean) Hurley of Monee. She was a great-grandmother to Katie (Travis) Schimmel, Zoey Fisher, Aislinn Hurley and Padraig Hurley; and a great-great grandmother to Peyten, Spencer and Nolan Schimmel.
Norma’s wish for everyone was to know your Lord and Savior. Norma’s care was entrusted to Midwest Mortuary Service Ltd in Mokena. Everyone is invited to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence or share a memory at fisherfunerals.com
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