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Norma Pulst

d. February 11, 2017

Norma Jean (Largent) Pulst, 84, of Chillicothe, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at UnityPoint Proctor. Norma was born on October 25, 1932, in Vandalia, Il, the youngest child of Vern Sherwood Largent and Esther Estella (Elam) Largent. She married her true love, Russell C. Pulst on October 25, 1959, in East Peoria. They celebrated their 55th anniversary before his passing on May 3, 2015. Norma is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Harold Largent, Darrell Largent, Marie Evelyn Hipsher, Geraldine Doris (Mosely) Hipsher, Gladys Thacker, and Gerald Largent. She is preceded by her son David and infant son William. She is survived by her son, Brian Pulst Sr. of Chillicothe, two grandchildren, Brian Jr. (Sarah) of Hubert, NC, and Robert (Erin) of Princeville, and three great-grandchildren, Russell, Jacob, and Cecilia. Norma and husband Russell were members of the Chillicothe Bible Church in Chillicothe. She was a former member of the Chillicothe Red Hats. During her life, she spent time gardening, doing various needlework, and was an avid reader. Norma also enjoyed traveling with her husband. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose main source of enjoyment was visiting with her family members. Family and friends may attend the funeral ceremony for Norma being held at the Chillicothe Bible Church on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 10:00 AM. Pastor Joe Horn will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday evening from 5 -7:00 PM. Burial will be held at the Blue Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital of Illinois. Norma's online website may be viewed at

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