Donations to Siteman Cancer Center, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Norma Beth Guillory, age 64 of DeSoto, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at her home. Norma was born November 1, 1950 in Many, LA to the late Emmitt and Ethelene (Nee Derrick) Crittenden. She married Ken Guillory on August 26, 1972 in Many. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church Ladies Bible Class and the Professional Educators Organization. She graduated from Many High School in 1968 and earned a bachelor of education degree from Baptist Christian College in Shreveport, LA in 1972. She later earned a master's degree from Webster University in St. Louis. Norma was a military spouse and she and Ken lived in Louisiana, Oklahoma, W. Germany, Washington, D.C., Colorado and again in Louisiana until Ken's retirement in 1988. During those tours of duty she taught elementary school. Following his retirement they moved to DeSoto where she continued to teach for 22 years before retiring at Athena Elementary School. Her favorite pastime was rocking on her back porch and watching the many birds, especially cardinals and humming birds that frequented her many bird feeders.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Army Major Christopher (wife, Jamie) Guillory of Fort Carson, CO and daughter, Jennifer "Jenni" and (husband, Army Sergeant David) Walton of Fort Leonardwood, MO, five grandchildren; McKayla Guillory, Taylor Guillory, Zachary Guillory, Tyrus Walton and Jaedon Walton, two brothers; Bernice (wife Gayle) Crittenden of Many and Charles (wife, Vickie) Crittenden of Keithville, LA, two sisters; Betty (husband, George) Grimes of Hot Springs Village, AR, and Martha (husband, Jim) Anderson of Many; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Chuck and Vicki McAllister of DeSoto, and Roger and Margo Nord, of Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. James Plymale will officiate the service held at Parkview Baptist Church.