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Norma Deloris Altis

June 20, 1934 — January 21, 2024

Liberty, Missouri

Norma Deloris Altis

Norma Deloris (Hays) Altis, 89, of Liberty, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Wellington Senior Living in Liberty, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 N. State Route 291, Liberty, Missouri 64068. A visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. The burial will be at the New Hope Cemetery in Liberty. 

She was born on June 20th, 1934, to Letha B. and Quincy B. Hays in California, MO. She attended the Harlem Rural School for 1st through 8th grades, then attended California High School graduating as Valedictorian of her class. After graduation she moved to Kansas City, MO and started Business College, took a temporary job at Acme Welding as bookkeeper which soon became full time. She then met her future husband (Hubert), and they were married on Easter Sunday, April 18th, 1954. To this union were born two boys, Donald in 1955 and David in 1957.

She was a lifelong Southern Baptist accepting Jesus Christ into her life at the age of 8. She became actively involved in the Woman’s Missionary Union and served on the Missouri state WMU executive committee from 1977-1980, Vice-President from 1980-1985 and President 1986-1991. During this time, she also took numerous mission trips including going to Taiwan and three trips to Belarus along with mission trips with the church youth.

She served as moderator of the Clay/Platte Baptist Association from 1979 till 1983. She was the first woman to hold this position in Missouri.

Served on the Missouri Baptist State Convention Executive Committee.

She was a long-time member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Was a 60-year member of the Jewell Chapter Order of Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron, Secretary and Treasurer. Also serving as District Deputy, Grand Chaplain in 1976 and as representative of British Columbia and The Yukon. 

Also, a 50-year member of the Social Order of Beauceant. 

A relentless volunteer she, along with Annette Tracy and others, took cake and sherbet to Ashton Court on the 2nd Monday of each month as she played the piano and led the residents in singing. She did this for 32 years until the onset of Covid stopped it.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her nine siblings and infant twin granddaughters Melanie and Megan Altis. Survivors include her husband of 69 years Hubert, sons Don (Holly), David (Linda), granddaughters Lenore Sterling (Jeff), Elizabeth Boyle (Brian), grandson Jonathan Altis (Cassy) and 10 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorials and contributions are suggested to the Woman's Missionary Union Foundation, 100 Missionary Ridge, Birmingham, AL 35242.

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