Norma Jean Crum

August 21, 1931April 27, 2019

Norma Jean Crum, 87, of Kansas City, Kansas passed away April 27, 2019. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00am, with funeral services at 11:00am, all on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Mission Fund at Grace Christian Fellowship Church of Wyandotte County.

Norma Jean Crum was born August 21, 1931 in Emporia, Kansas. As a child, her family moved to Kansas City, Kansas, where she lived the rest of her life. Norma graduated from Turner High School. She spent her life being a homemaker, a Boy Scout Mom, and filling various roles at her church. Norma enjoyed travel, sewing, and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John David and Margaret Boling, her sister, Virginia Tyson, and her husband of 58 years, Robert V. Crum.

Norma leaves behind her three sons, Daniel (Joy), Donald (Kathy), and Robert (Cindy); as well as six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Fond memories and condolences for Norma may be left at, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 913-334.3366.


  • Clint Crum
  • Dylan Crum
  • Robert Crum
  • Donald Crum
  • Joel Morales
  • Jim Robinson

  • Mission Fund at Grace Christian Fellowship Church of Wyandotte County


  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 6, 2019


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Jan Way

May 22, 2019

Norma was vibrant, encouraging and a fine person with a good laugh to share. Old timers from before her time and ours would have said that she was well met.
Although, we have not seen her for a time, she is remembered with fondness and a sense of loss, a sense of loss on this side of the Jordan.

Linda Mealiff

May 4, 2019

To Norma's family - we mourn with you, and pray for God's comfort for you, even as we review our own memories... When Dave & I first started our family, we lived in KCK, far away from our extended families. One day I was sick as a dog, and called Norma, this nice lady from church, to see if she could watch my toddler for a bit so I could rest. She swooped in to my rescue - even took all our laundry home to process, as I recall. That was the beginning of a long friendship and mentorship. I came to think of Norma as my "other mother." Our kids loved having adoptive grandparents close by, and Norma became a prayer warrior for them, continuing long after we moved away. She truly exemplified Titus 2:3-5 - the older women training the younger women. I am forever grateful.

Brenda Stacy/ Baker

May 3, 2019

Norma was a beautiful God fearing woman!! She was always willing to help anyone who needed!! God Bless you all!!

Christy (Crum) Samba

May 2, 2019

Rejoicing that Grandma is in Heaven with all that have gone before. I am sure Grandpa Crum was the first in line to welcome her, and Grandpa Jester probably led everyone in a song to celebrate her arrival! I'll miss you, Grandma, and I'll see you in Heaven!

Heather (Cartwright) Hollander

May 2, 2019

Norma always made me feel welcome when I would tag along with my friend Christy (her granddaughter) to her house for holiday meals, family get-togethers or ‘just because’ . I’ll always remember her sweet smile and kind heart. Plus, she made the best homemade applesauce. Praying for her family and friends during this time.

Teresa Purinton

May 1, 2019

Many fond memories of visiting with Norma during my growing up years as I lived just a few houses down the street. She shared many pearls of godly wisdom and we will remember her fondly. Praying for all the family but rejoicing with Norma that she is out of pain and in the arms of her saviour.

Linda Seigler (Stanturf)

May 1, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Norma was such a caring & very much a family woman. May God bless the family during this difficult time. Keeping the family in my thoughts & prayers. Linda Seigler (Stanturf)

Patty (Blanchard) Parker

April 30, 2019

I have known Norma, since I was a little girl. She has been a good close family friend. Over the years, I was blessed by her motherly advice and many prayers she offered up for me and our family over the years. My girls always referred to her as "Grandma Crum". I know her passing will be felt by many friends and her loving family. She was the Biblical description of a Godly Woman. I am so blessed to have called her friend. I know she is so happy to be with Bob again. Love and prayers to all of her family during the days ahead.

A Williams

April 29, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.