Norma Eileen South Altman, 93 of Taylorville, IL, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. She was born April 5, 1930 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Ira Louis and Mary “Mildred” (Wood) South. She married Herman L. Altman, Sr. February 1, 1974 in Alton, IL and he preceded her in death March 20, 2015.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Maxine Christie; brothers, Ronald and Marvin South and great nephew, Marcus Wiese.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Gloria South; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey and Clara South, David and Cinda Christie, Cheryl and Chuck Brown, Rebecca and Michael Wiese, Paul and Lori South and Mark and Kim South and eleven great nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by step children, Susan Gay Cosio, Bud and Ann Altman, Jim and Rita Altman; grandchildren, Tricia Altman, Todd and Tammy Altman, Steven and Tracy Altman, Lorrie and James Frost and Garrick Cosio and ten great grandchildren.

Norma was Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Illinois Savings and Loan League, retiring after 45 years of service.

Norma was a deacon, elder and choir member at the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, where she had been active for many years. Norma was active in her community, serving as Board and Executive Committee member at the Illinois Presbyterian Home, as a docent at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, and on the Taylorville Area Tourism Council. Other activities included the Illinois Symphony Guild, the Taylorville Women’s Club, and Taylorville VFW Auxiliary. She was a member of the Marjory Post/Nightingale Circle of the King’s Daughter’s Organization of Springfield. Norma enjoyed her pets, playing golf, reading and traveling.

She will be remembered for her love of her entire family, friends, going to dinner with her Friday night group, love of music, family get-togethers and most of all her love and faith in God.

Cremation will be accorded and the family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or to the Sojourn Shelter in Springfield, IL.

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