OBITUARY

Norman T. "Doc" Endsley

April 14, 1931February 4, 2019
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Norman T.”Doc” Endsley, 87, of Bloomington, Illinois, formerly of Bartonville, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 in Normal, Illinois surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 14, 1931 in Charleston, Illinois to William “Mac” and Minnie (Harwood) Endsley. He married Helen C. Vacketta on July 18, 1953 in Westville, Illinois. She preceded him in death on February 14, 2012 in Peoria, Illinois. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy, one son, Terry and two brothers, Thomas and Carroll Endsley. Surviving are two sons, Steve Endsley of Normal, Illinois and David (Lori) Endsley of Bloomington, Illinois; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Endsley of Clarendon Hills, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Derek, Jamie, Melissa, Justin, Maria, Scott and Laura; two great grandchildren, Evan and Brielle; a special friend, Connie Dedrick and several nieces and nephews. Norm was Superintendent of Limestone Community High School for many years. He started at Limestone in 1953 and retired in 1990. He developed the first public school senior citizen lunch and Christmas program in the State of Illinois. Norm also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University. After Limestone he served as Interim Superintendent for East Peoria Elementary School District 86 and Deer Creek Mackinaw School District. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1953 where he received the distinguished Alumnus Award. Norm received his Master’s in Administration in 1960 from Bradley University and his Doctorate in Educational Administration in 1979 from Illinois State University. He served on the Board of Directors for the Better Banks in the area and the Greater Peoria Airport Authority. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bartonville. Norm served on various community activities over the years. He was a TEACHER to the very end. His greatest joy in life was his children, grandchildren and his Limestone community family. Funeral services will be Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church 2525 W. Skyway Rd., Bartonville, Illinois 61607. Father David Heinz will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the church with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Endsley Family Memorial Scholarship Fund at Limestone Community High School, 4201 S. Airport Rd., Bartonville, Illinois, 61607. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • William "Mac" Endsley, Father
  • Minnie Harwood Endsley, Mother
  • Helen C. Vacketta Endsley, Wife
  • Steve Endsley, Son
  • David and Lori Endsley, Son
  • Terry and Cindy Endsley, Son
  • Cathy Endsley, Daughter
  • Derek, Jamie, Melissa, Justin, Maria, Scott, and Laura, Grandchildren
  • Evan and Brielle, Great Grandchildren
  • Thomas Endsley, Brother
  • Carroll Endsley, Brother
  • Connie Dedrick, Special Friend
  • - Several Nieces and Nephews
  • - "Doc" was preceded in death by his parents, "Mac" and Minnie; wife, Helen; daughter, Cathy; son, Terry; and brothers, Thomas and Carroll
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Archie "Doc" Yeley
  • Vern Woosley
  • Earl Higgins
  • Mike Vollmer
  • Dave Johnson
  • Bob Mowrer
  • Sam Nicholos
  • DONATIONS

  • Endsley Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Norman T. "Doc" Endsley

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CECIL Wyman

February 10, 2019

STEVE AND FAMILY -

MY HEART IS GRIEVING FOR A MAN THAT I HIGHLY RESPECTED, AND BECAME NOT ONLY SOMEONE THAT I LOOKED UP TO, BUT ALSO A FRIEND.
HE HAS LONG BEEN A PART OF MY LIFE AS A TEACHER, AND LATER A BOARD MEMBER. I LIKE TO THINK THAT WE HAD A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP THAT WAS STRONGLY BONDED BY
OUR COMMON LOVE FOR LIMESTONE , AND ALL THAT IT REPRESENTED IN OUR LIVES.

MAY ALL THE GOOD MEMORIES GET YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF SORROW. MAY YOU HAVE PEACE FROM KNOWING THAT HE WAS A BEACON OF LIGHT TO ALL
THOSE HE TOUCHED.

Jeff Vallender

February 9, 2019

I have so many memories but I’ll never forget my first when Norm was manning the popcorn machine at Lori’s 40th surprise birthday party. He would call out, “Get your popcorn here”. Just like a vendor in Wrigley. It made me laugh and does to this day. I’m going to miss you Norm. See you on the other side.

Jeff Draeger

February 9, 2019

Steve,

We are so very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences.

Mark and Debbie Chiaventone

February 8, 2019

Sympathy to Dave and his family. What a wonderful man he was. So sorry for your loss.

Lynne Wagner

February 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss. He was a good guy and a good educater. I will never forget the only time I was summoned to his office. I was wearing a Go to hell world i’m A Senior shirt. He looked at me over his reading glasses(I was sure he would call MY dad). He just said The Limestone Independant is here and wants to take your picture. Can we do something about that.... fast forward - me with a backwards T-shirt and a sectetary’s Sweater. No more was said. Very cool. RIP and God Bless

Chris Sharkey

February 7, 2019

Steve, David and families,

Deepest Sympathies, Thoughts and Prayers on "Docs" passing. I'm unable to attend the services but wanted to let you both know I will be their in spirit. God Bless and May His Soul And All The Souls Of The Faithfully Departed Through The Mercy Of God Rest In Peace...Amen~

Debbi Whittenburg

February 7, 2019

The best neighbors anyone could ever have. Both Norm and Helen have been such a great influence to so many that both of them will continue to live on in the lives and hearts of countless numbers of people. They've left a large imprint not only in their children and grandchildren but also in all of the lives of everyone they touched over the years through the educational system. We can all thank God for having been graced with such a special family.

Stan Taylor

February 7, 2019

I have always remembered Mr. Endsley with fondness beginning in grade school and throughout the high school years. He was very positive, supportive and always had a kind word for me. He was well respected by my classmates and a great role model for us. Sorry for your loss,
Stan

Diane and Andy Legaspi

February 6, 2019

So sorry He was a great teacher and a very nice person

Steve Hutton

February 5, 2019

It is difficult to narrow down my thoughts and memories regarding Doc. He was always an encourager when I coached and always had great suggestions. He encouraged me to become an administrator and because of him I ended up a school superintendent. He became the dad and big brother I never had. I look forward to seeing he and Helen on the “other side”. Love the Endsleys.

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