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Irene Norbits

November 3, 1928 December 19, 2016
Irene Norbits
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Peoria- Irene Norbits, age 88, Peoria Heights, IL passed away at 2:08 PM on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, surrounded by her daughters. She lived with kidney failure since Nov. 2006, but in the end, it was her loving heart that failed her.

The only child conceived and born to Cecil August & Beulah May (Duvall) Schmidt, Irene was born on Nov. 3, 1928 in Peoria, IL.  Irene was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church from its beginning. She enjoyed working on their garage sales, and was a member of their Alter and Rosary Society until she could no longer participate. She also belonged to the Catholic Womens League.

Irene married Frederick Joseph Norbits, of Peoria, at St. Thomas, on May 7, 1949. He preceded her in death on March 23,1998.   She is survived by their children: Cynthia Irene "Cindy" Reynolds (husband, Stanley Rybolt) of Williamsfield, IL.; Frederick Jr. of Peoria Heights; Donald William (Sandra) of East Peoria; Linda Susan (Christopher) Marchand of Chillicothe; Judith Marie Norbits of Hilliard, Ohio and, Michael Anthony (Marilyn "Diane") of Sevierville, TN. and 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter as follows: Cindy's sons; Roger E. Taylor Jr. of Peoria, his bio-daughter Courteney Beckman and her daughter Elliana, both of Davenport, IA. James Joseph "Joe" (Nikki) Taylor of Bloomington, and his daughter Abbey Aleece Taylor (and her mother Jennifer) of Monmouth; Daniel Joe "Dan" (Dedra) Midlam, and their sons, Cole Frederick Midlam and Raulin James Midlam all of Columbia, MO; and Judy's daughter, Tasha Marie Norbits of Hilliard, Ohio. Also surviving is a special niece Mary A. (Stephens) Hall, and Sue Wyss Smith, a special friend and daughter of Irene's lifelong friend, Phyllis.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil in 1976 and Beulah in 1988, and great grandson, Dakota James "Kody" Taylor (Joe and Jennifer's son) March 26, 2015.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 5-7pm at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria, and 1/2 hour before the Funeral Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at 11am by Father Paul Stark, SJ. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Irene’s name, to the St. Thomas the Apostle Church building fund or the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund,

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Kouri (her primary care physician) and Dr. Gordon James (her nephrologist,) and their staff for the loving care and concern for her over the years. It is thanks to you all, that momma made it for so long.
From the bottom of my heart,
Thank you!  Love you momma, I will see you on the other side.

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5:00 PM 12/22/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/22/2016 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 12/23/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas Building Fund

Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund


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