Norma Jean McNay

Aug 21, 1937 - Jan 11, 2020

Norma Jean McNay

August 21, 1937 - January 11, 2020


Norma Jean (Muegge) McNay passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, January 11, 2020. She was born August 21, 1937 in Dover, MO, the daughter of Walter and Oneta (Shires) Muegge.

On June 30, 1956, Norma and Conrad McNay were united in marriage at Immanuel Baptist Church in Quincy. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last year.

Norma attended Quincy Schools and graduated from high school in 1955. She then attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City and graduated in 1959 with honors and was awarded her BSN. She began her career as a nurse at Blessing Hospital in 1959 and worked as an RN and also taught at Blessing-Rieman School of Nursing. On December 13, 2019 Norma was given an honorary Masters of Nursing degree for her 55 years of service to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

After she had worked at Blessing in the Emergency Room, a per diem nurse on OB, and initiating programs for nurses and patients, Norma was asked to serve on the Board of Directors of Blessing. She also turned over the first shovel of dirt to begin the building of the Cancer Center. Being a citizen of the community and believing in giving back, Norma was instrumental in initiating the Meals on Wheels program with Rev. William Foose. She and her husband also helped begin the Service League Gift Show. Norma also enjoyed her tenure as a member of the Atlantis Study Group. As a coordinator of the Reach to Recovery she had volunteers to visit breast cancer patients, but she, herself, visited over 600 women on three continents.

Norma is survived by her husband, Con, as well as by two children, Craig (Vickie) McNay and their children, Kiera, Ryan, Courtney, and Alex; Sarah (Robert) Roman, and their children, Andrew, Audrey, and Heather.

Visitation for Norma will be on Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with a short prayer service at 6:00 PM.

There will be no funeral service and a private burial service will be held at Greenmount Cemetery.

Memorials: Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing or a charity of the donor's choice.


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.


Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

1535 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301

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