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Norma Grecco Woods of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Chester

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    Norma Grecco Woods

updated: 1/10/2022 12:15 PM

Norma Grecco Woods, age 87, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and formerly of Chester, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 at her residence.

She was born May 8, 1934 to William and Vera (Stork) Petry in Evansville, Illinois. Norma married Samuel Grecco, and he preceded her in death. She later married Larry Woods, and he also preceded her in death.

Norma worked at the Chester Memorial Hospital for 45 years and was the director of medical records. She was very active in the Chester community, volunteering with the hospital auxiliary and nursing home auxiliary, a member of the Red Hat Society and the Rotary Club, and she attended and served at many local churches.

Survivors include her son, Richard (Alicia) Grecco; granddaughters, Angela (Tommie) Houston and Ashley Taylor; grandsons, Matt (Brooke) Uchtman and Samuel Taylor; great-grandchildren, Jocelynn and Tyler Houston and Madison, Avery and Griffin Uchtman; and other relatives and friends.

Besides her two husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Taylor.

Memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 at Grace Church in Chester. A graveside service will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Chester, with Josh Uchtman officiating.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made to Guidepost.

Crain Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Cape Girardeau has been entrusted with the arrangements.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register online, visit

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