Norma J. Davis

Norma J. Davis, age 85, of Galena, IL, completed her earthly journey on March 22, 2023, at the Midwest Senior Care Community in Galena.  To honor Norma’s life, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at the Galena Bible Church, 11108 US-20, with Pastor Gary Kirst officiating.  Family and friends of Norma’s are invited to join in fellowship for one hour prior to the service at the church. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Norma’s family.


Norma was born on April 9, 1937, in Council Hill, IL, a daughter to Russell and Inez (Cliff) Wills.  Norma was a kind and gentle woman who even through the trials in her life always trusted that the Lord was in control and always had a plan in all things.  She lost her first two husbands early in life, but was blessed to eventually find and marry, William Davis, and the two were blessed with 43 wonderful years together.  Norma’s children were everything to her and her family was her greatest pride and joy.  She did work outside of the home with a few different companies over her working years.  The Battery Factory and Eaton Corp early on, but her final years were spent as an eager and joyful sales associate at Irish Imports in Galena.  In her free-time, Norma could easily be found tending to her vast and beautiful flower gardens, or quite often sitting at her sewing machine working on her latest creations.  She was a talented seamstress and many of her pieces still exist today in countless homes throughout the area.  Norma took great pride in all that she did and continually gave 100% of her time and talents without hesitation.  Her family at the Galena Bible Church was also a priority in her daily life.  Norma’s devotion and commitment were always on display for all to see and her faithful dedication to her faith life brought her a peace beyond all understanding.  We will  miss Norma’s bright light shining vividly through the world around her and we pray that the Lord will now keep her safely in His loving arms until we all meet again.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Norma include,


her loving husband of 43 years,

William J. Davis, Galena, IL;


her three children,

Steve (Gidget) Allen, Galena, IL,

Marcy (Howard Klentz) Hoyer, Cedarville, IL,

and Eric Davis, Galena, IL;


her two grandchildren,

Orion and Logan Allen;


her two sisters,

Carol Ohms, Scales Mound, IL,

and Evelyn Weigel, Belmont, WI;


her sisters-in-law,

Ann Knautz, Galena, IL,

and Joan (Jack) Fleischmann, Davenport, IA;


her brother-in-law,

Richard (Pamela) Davis, Davenport, IA;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Dan Hoyer; her second husband, Fred Allen; her daughters, Becky Hoyer and Mary Davis; her sisters, Marilyn (Eugene) Ohms, and one in infancy; and her brothers, Kenneth Wills and Harlan Wills.


In memory of Norma, memorials may be made to Share International, care of the Galena Bible Church, 11108 US-20, Galena, IL, 61036, to purchase bibles for the Turkana people in Africa. 


Norma’s family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Pastor Kirst and her brothers and sisters at the Galena Bible Church for all of the love and support you’ve so generously given over the years.  We would also like to thank Dr. Vandigo, along with the nurses and staff at the Midwest Senior Care Community, and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care of Norma and her family.


Online condolences may be shared with Norma’s family at


Galena Bible Church
11108 US-20, Galena, Illinois, 61036
April 1st, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Memorial Service

Galena Bible Church
11108 US-20, Galena, Illinois, 61036
April 1st, 2023 at 11:00 AM

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