A memorial service for Norma Joyce Click, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the First Christian Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Click passed away at 10:05 a.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center, after a short illness.
She was born December 18, 1928, at Worth, Missouri, to Edward Joseph Lattimer and Beryl Eunice Carnes Lattimer. Joyce attended grade school and high school through her sophomore year in Worth, Missouri. At that time she moved with her parents to the State of Washington and attended high school during her junior year there while her parents worked in the shipyards during World War II. She returned to Worth for her senior year and graduated from the Grant City High School with the Class of 1946. Joyce moved to the Pomona, Missouri area after graduation to join her parents who had returned from Washington and relocated to Pomona. She met her future husband there and was married to Chester Lee Click of Pomona, Missouri on September 14, 1946 at Gainesville, Missouri. They would have been celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this year. Chester and Joyce have lived all of their married life in the West Plains area. Joyce was an exceptional seamstress and enjoyed sewing and being a stay at home mom for her sons until 1960, at which time she started working at Richards Brothers as an assistant bookkeeper until retiring in 1985. In retirement she enjoyed traveling the United States and spending time with her family. Mrs. Click was a member of the First Christian Church of West Plains since 1952, during that time she was a member of and treasurer of the Women’s Guild for several years and chaired the funeral luncheon committee for several years. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, special mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She will be missed, but knowing that she is no longer in pain or suffering, provides comfort to her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of seventy years, Chester Click; two sons, James Click and wife, Linda Lasswell Click, Bloomington, Illinois and Randall Click and wife, Shirley Williams Click, Monett, Missouri; four granddaughters, Wendy Lucke and companion, Michael Barnes, New Orleans, Louisiana, Sarah Bollman and husband, Matthew, East Peoria, Illinois, Stephanie Carlson and husband, Greg, Olathe, Kansas and Angela Click, Bloomington, Illinois; six great-grandchildren, Sierra, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Tyler, Madelyn and Eloise; one great-great-grandchild, Aaliyah; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, five brothers, Justin, Neil, Forrest, Dean and Wallace and two sisters, Geraldine and Carmetta, precede her in death.
Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Mackey Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Women’s Guild and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home