Norma L Lollar

1926 - 2021
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Francis Normalee “Norma” Lollar passed away peacefully on Saturday July 31, 2021. She was born in Greenfield, MO on Christmas Day in 1926 to Leonard and Dallas (Scott) Morrison.

Norma graduated from Greenfield High School at the age of 16, and then pursued higher education at a cosmetology school in Springfield, MO, alongside her good friend Louise Talbot. After graduating, she opened a salon in her hometown of Greenfield, in the basement of a hotel. She ran her salon for 10 years before she met and married Charles Freeman Lollar, later known as “Big Freeman.”

Norma enjoyed many hobbies and had a servant’s heart. She was a cook, a baker, a gardener, bowled in a league, and was a talented quilter who won a blue ribbon at the Lamar Fair for her work on a quilt for her granddaughter. She worked as a cosmetologist, cooked at Lamar High School, and volunteered as a Pink Lady at the hospital.

Norma’s favorite pastime was watching TV, and she loved her “stories” As The World Turns and The Bold And The Beautiful. She also loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals play baseball, and NASCAR racing.

Norma was very proud of her grandchildren, and always looked forward to them coming to Lamar for Easter and taking them to the park for the big Easter Egg Hunts.

In the summer, she always took them to VBS at her church, Lamar Christian, and then had them come again in August for the fair where they would often find a way to walk in the parade – a highlight of the weekend.

She loved to celebrate their accomplishments, and never missed the opportunity, no matter how small, to put their achievements in the newspaper.

Norma is survived by her son Freeman Lee Lollar and his wife Pam of Nixa, MO; grandchildren, Mackenzie Wood and husband Jason of Statesville, NC, Hayley Pacheco and husband Kyle of Gardner, KS, and Kevin Rolston and wife Jessica of Shawnee, KS. She is also survived by four great grandchildren, Ruby, Cora, Lily, and Violet. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Norma was known as a sweet, gentle soul who will be missed by all the people she lovingly called, “sugar.”