Norma Collier, 87, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Ohio County on March 28, 1932 to the late Archie Owens and Irene Shoulders. Norma worked for the state of Kentucky in human resources and retired in 1993 then went on to work in the Judicial Center as a secretary to Judge Nick Burlew where she retired in 2015. Norma was apart of the Human Services Association- Ten-year club, KY Public Retirees association, Daviess county Democratic Women’s Association- Democratic Executive Committee, American Business Women- Owensboro Chapter and a Kentucky Colonel. Through out her years she was able to hold offices in the various organizations. She was a member of First Christian Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher and volunteered in the nursery. Norma enjoyed ceramics and was an avid animal lover. Along with her parents Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Marion E. Collier, who passed in 1998; her step father Leland Moneypenny; her step-brother Gary Moneypenny and her step sister Beverly Moneypenny. Norma is survived by her daughter Libby Clemens, several nieces and nephews and her lifelong friend Kaye Farmer. Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and again Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the; First Christian Church Legacy Fund, 700 JR Miller Blvd, Owensboro, KY 42301; Christian Women’s Fellowship, 700 JR Miller Blvd; Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301; Owensboro Humane Society, 3101 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301 . Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Collier. Share your messages of condolence with the family Norma Collier at

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  1. Mrs Norma holds a special place in my heart. She took to me when my Mother passed away so unexpectedly. We have had many laughs, a few years, and several road trips. She taught me everything I know about the Derby. I’ll never forget our special bond. I

  2. What a special,special lady . Nobody threw a Derby Party like Norma. Never met a stranger, her door and her heart were always open. She will truly be missed, but man, what a derby party she will throw in heaven

  3. Norma has given me so many wonderful memories over the years. She was such a sweet, caring lady. I am lucky to have known her. My prayers are for the family trying to cope with this loss especially Libby. I am so sorry.

  4. My mom, Jenny Pearson, (Jack and Jenny’s Diner) loved Norma. I went with her a few times to visit Norma before mom died. Norma was such a sweet lady.

  5. We are heartbroken to hear of Norma’s passing. She was an amazing lady and dear friend. She was always there when needed and never met a stranger. We attended several of her awesome derby parties and nobody did it better! She will be greatly missed. Se

    • I had the privilege of knowing Norma both in the judicial field and as a dear friend. I also was a classmate of Libby’s. She was a wonderful friend to me. We a loved her in the court system. So sorry I can not attend her funeral. RIP dear friend and my

    • Libby, I am so sorry for your loss. Norma and the Democratic women had so much fun selling chickens and other projects we would plan during the years. She was always there to help in every way. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult

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