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.
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My family is very sorry for the loss of Norma. I will always remember seeing her at the Shires family reunions with that beautiful smile she always had. She was always smiling no matter what. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Norma was one of the most caring, sincere and delightful people I have ever met. I never saw her without a smile on her face. Her passing is a great loss to our community as well as a tragedy for your family.
I wish I could come to the visitation but we are out of town. I will give you hugs the next time I see you.
I will keep your family in my prayers.
Norma was my landlord(Lady) for over 20 year when I was Manager of the Sunbeam Bread depot on South 8th Street. She was a very professional and kind person. I will always remember & treasure our relationship, both business & personal.
I was so very sorry to read of Norma’s passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Dear Con and family, I send my sincere sympathy in your loss of a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. What accomplishments and marks on others lives she made. That wonderful smile made everyone feel special. She gave totally of herself to her famliy and others and those memories will be what get you through this sad time in your life. Just remember, she's waiting for you in that Great Reunion Day. May God grant you peace of mind and wrap you in His loving arms of comfort. Love and prayers to all, dear friend, Rosemary Tenvorde
So many wonderful tributes to your mom Sarah... Thinking of you and your family.
I came on here to express my condolences, but my words are blocked by memories. I can see her now (although it had been many years), competent, compassionate, and truly living out her Christian life. Always so beautiful, inside and out. Never saw her without her smile. It was so bright and genuine. When you saw her you somehow felt that whatever you were going through was going to turn out alright. She did this without even saying something. Did you experience that too? I knew her from church. She probably didn't know me. She probably didn't know a lot of the people that she affected. But this is a woman who truly made a difference. I am so sorry for your loss.
Conrad and family, we are so sorry to hear about Norma's passing. What a wonderful life she had, loved by so many. We hope you find peace in knowing that she touched so many. Tom and Sheila Davis
Norma was so supportive of me and my work at Blessing Hospital. She always made me feel so proud to be a part of Blessing. She was a wonderful loving and yet humble lady that I will never forget. Rest in Peace.
Duane and I are so sorry to hear this news. Norma was an extraordinary person, caring, kind, and a true role model. Our hearts go out to Conrad and the rest of the family. We will miss Norma’s hugs.
Norma is my forever friend, no matter how much time passed that we never saw each other, she never missed a birthday or anniversary for Tom and I!!! She was my mentor when I joined the faculty at Blessing Hospital School of Nursing. Oh the memories as we shared an office. Thinking and praying for you Con, Sarah and Craig and all of your family but celebrating Norma's generous and giving life here on earth. She was a cheerleader and a devoted friend to so many. My sincere sympathy with love and hugs .
Our thoughts and prayers, are with you and your family
at this time of great loss.
My prayers and condolences to the McNay family.
Norm was a great woman! I was so very sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I will always cherish the memories of our family shopping trips to Springfield. We all crowded into my car and had a blast visiting all the way there and back. We shopped very little but we enjoyed the visit and the meal we shared. We had so much fun. Norm was the first one I called when I wanted advise about Mom & Dad when they were "ailing". She was such a loving and gracious person. We will miss her greatly. She really did love Joe's fudge. The last time we saw her she had to have a piece of it. She said that was the only thing that had tasted good all week. We loved her so much. She will be missed. Linda & Joe Cupp
Awh. What a lady! Norma was such a joy for me to know. Always warm and welcoming. A teacher through and through. Peace to Con and Sarah.
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