Norma Ruth DeGonia

November 6, 1945May 9, 2018
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Norma Ruth DeGonia (nee Hill), 72, of St. Ann, MO passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. She is preceded in death by her birth parents, Alonzo and Opal (Willard) Hill; her adoptive father, Michael Sulya; husband of 23 years, David DeGonia; sister, Darlene “Meme” Mittrucker; and adoptive brother, Donald. Norma is survived by her adoptive mother, Betty Sulya; loving daughter, Cherie (Ryan) Lee; grandchildren, Justin and Gabrielle; adoptive sisters, Cathy, Julie, Antoinette “Toni”, and Carol; and her best friend, Vi.

Norma was a member of Westport Assembly of God and a dedicated Christian. She enjoyed reading the Bible and spending time with her family. Her grandchildren brought much joy to her life. Norma was a quiet and reserved lady with a huge heart and a beautiful soul. She always put others’ needs before her own and supported charitable organizations. Before her husband’s illness, she had many enjoyable trips with David and his parents to Branson and she also enjoyed shopping, bowling, and spending time with her sister. Norma was a dedicated, selfless caretaker who worked hard to support her family. She took pride in her very clean home and her generosity of heart and kind spirit will be missed.

Friends may visit on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from noon until time of memorial service at 2 p.m. at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home in St. Ann, MO. Memorials are appreciated to the Grace River Church and expressions of condolence may be offered at


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

Norma Ruth DeGonia

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Cathy Simon

May 18, 2018

Nothing but good memories from my childhood of my sister Norma. A heart of gold, such a caring & loving lady. May you Rest In Peace & we know your suffering no more. With Love, Cathy ❤️

Anil & Manisha Gopal

May 17, 2018

Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Norma's family and loving friends.
We have been blessed to have known Norma for over 25 years, and our Journey together revealed that she was devout Christian, A Loving wife and the most Caring Mother and Sister. She was a very honest, sincere, loving and caring Angel! Now she is resting with her loving Lord, Jesus!
She had a difficult Journey through life and endured much, but she never wavered from her faith or values! She leaves behind a huge void!
We have many pleasant memories of her, and will always cherish our friendship!
We pray her loving soul rest in eternal peace!
We pray the family and friends find comfort & strength from the loving energy she leaves behind!

Lori Wittler

May 16, 2018

Every time you called me Daughter #2, I felt your love. I feel so blessed to have had you in my life and in such a strong role as you were. One week ago Cherie and I were each holding your hand as you left us here on Earth and went to Heaven. I made a promise to you that morning and I don't intend to break it. You will forever be in my heart.
Love and Miss you,
Daughter #2

Gina Kasper

May 11, 2018

To my loving second momma, you were always so sweet and loving and you will truly be missed by us all and may you RIP........ Cherie, you are always in my thoughts and I'm here when you need me, sending loving caring thoughts your way....