Norma J. “Grammers” Baggott

Norma J. “Grammers” Baggott, 83, of Cobden, died at home at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

She was born to Dennis and Ethel Messamore Bevil on Dec. 18, 1928.

She married Conrad W. Baggott on July 16, 1949, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1988.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Gerry) Boehne of Cobden, Dennis Baggott of Cobden, Conrad Wayne Baggott of Salmon, Idaho, and Darren (Michelle) Baggott of Anna; grandchildren Melissa (Billy) Pind of Anna, Ashley (Walter) Jackson of Vienna, Chris Baggott and Miranda Baggott of Anna; a step-granddaughter, Carla (Matt) Carter of Temecula, Calif.; great-grandchildren Cadence and Karsen Pind of Anna, and Mackenzie, Kaylin and Callie Mae Jackson of Vienna; step-grandsons Ryan and William Carter of Temecula, Calif.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and by four sisters, Edith Johnson, Mable Furst, Ruth Bevil and Mary Bevil.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cobden. She liked to play the piano and sing for her Lord.

She began her working career as a hairdresser. She was a technician at the Anna State Hospital for a number of years. At the age of 53 she then returned to school to follow her passion for nursing and became a licensed practical nurse. She enjoyed many years of providing nursing care at Hillside Terrace, City Care Center and Mulberry Manor. Up until her death, she worked as an aide for Chamness Care in Cobden.

“Grammers” was famous for her double angel food cakes.

Funeral services for Mrs. Baggott were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden with the Rev. Ed Falgout and the Rev. Cliff Heil officiating. Interment was in the Cobden Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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