Norma Jean McFeeters

Norma Jean McFeeters, 94, of Schuyler, Brown and Pike Counties, and most recently Quincy, died Sunday, March 12 after a long, well-lived life.

Known affectionately as Jean to her many friends and family, she made her way into adulthood early, working to put herself through high school and Gem City Business College. Professionally, she held positions as a legal secretary and executive assistant in Hannibal, MO, retiring in 1990.

The daughter of Earl and Hattie Spates Downs, Jean was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, three sisters, two half-brothers and one half-sister.
Jean was married to Earl McFeeters for 54 years until his passing in 2003. She was mother to sons David, Daniel and Douglas who preceded her in death.

Grieving her loss and celebrating her life are her surviving son Michael McFeeters of York, SC and wife Karen, grandson Ryan McFeeters of Naperville, IL and fiancé Erin Lawinger, and grandson Tanner McFeeters of Chesapeake, VA and wife Andrea Fulle, the parents of Jean’s great grandson, Simon.

Jean was cherished and will be missed by many members of her extended family in the region, along with so many treasured friends who helped make her life rich and full to the end.

A memorial graveside service will be held 11 AM Monday, May 29, 2023 at Rushville City Cemetery. There will be no formal visitation, but friends and family are invited to attend the graveside service. Condolences to the family may be shared at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Marsha Schoeneman on March 13, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    This is a beautiful summary of Aunt Jeannie’s life … she was most definitely my dearest aunt and I will miss her incredibly.

  2. Sharon Mock on March 13, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    Such a wonderful lady!! Loved talking to het! So sorry for your loss.

  3. Sandy Schulte on March 14, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Such a beautiful person…she will be missed by all.

  4. Danny Cole on March 16, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss Mike. It’s been a rough year for our generation.

  5. Annette and Edward Baskett on March 16, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    I’ll always remember the Sunday dinners we enjoyed at Aunt Norma and Uncle Earl’s house in Hull. Aunt Norma’s laughter would fill the house. I often imagine I smell the wonderful aromas of “country cooking”, and hearing the “adults” telling their stories. We love and miss you dearly.

  6. Jamie Courtney on March 23, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    I was lucky enough to be Jean’s hairstylist she always made my day. She loved her family dearly always telling me stories. She always had a smile on her face. I cared for her as a dear friend. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

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