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Norma Madeline Conte, 92, of Columbia, entered in the arms of the Lord on December 7, 2009 following a recent illness. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., December 23, 2009 at the Newman Center Catholic Church in Columbia.
Norma was the daughter of Bartolo and Madeline Zanetti. She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
She was born on September 29, 1917 in Clifton, New Jersey, married for 64 years to Ralph Conte who survives. Survivors also include two children, Jan Mees of Columbia, married to Bill Mees and Raffaele Conte of Montreal Canada; two grandsons, Jeff Mees of Columbia married to Teresa Creswell, and Greg Mees, of Liberty, Missouri, married to Julia Alexander; four great grand children, Jensen, Evan and Caleb Mees of Columbia and Hannah Mees of Liberty, Missouri.
Norma was a former secretary, fashion model, hospital volunteer, an avid golfer and an excellent bridge player. A former resident of Mineral Wells, TX, she served as President of the Mineral Wells Ladies Golf Team and was proud of having a hole in one, many years before her husband.
Memorial donations can be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 Bluff View Terrace, Columbia, MO or to the Newman Center Catholic Church, 700 Maryland Avenue, Columbia MO.