Nora Jane Dacus of Bourbon, Missouri was born on January 25, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to George and Nora Jane (Atwood) Winkle and passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the age of 89 years.
She grew up and attended school in St. Louis, Missouri and went to work at Lindy’s Grocery.
On January 31, 1948, Nora married Thomas Bligh and to this union five children were born.
They raised their family in Florissant, Missouri. Nora and Thomas were later divorced. Nora was employed for many years at Schnuck’s Grocery. She became the first female manager for the store in 1967.
Nora married David Dacus on October 4, 1969 in Clayton, Missouri. She inherited a daughter and later, Nora and Dave had a son together.
Dave and Nora owned and operated Dave’s Donuts and Coffee Shop until their retirement in 1989.
She and Dave moved to Sullivan, Missouri for a time, and then they made their permanent home in Bourbon, Missouri.
Nora was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba, Missouri. She enjoyed quilting and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Dacus; her parents, George and Nora Jane Winkle; three brothers, Walter, George Jr. and Paul Winkle; and one sister, Catherine Ifland.
She is survived by her children, Joanne Noascono of Washington, Missouri, Susan Layton and husband Robert of St. Peters, Missouri, Carol Bligh and wife Cindy Poirier of Sorrento, Florida, Thomas Bligh and wife Debbie of Charleston, South Carolina, Mary Kopas of St. Louis, Missouri, Donna Guyre and husband John of Hazelwood, Missouri, David Dacus and wife Rachel of Arnold, Missouri; great grandson, Ethan Hartman of the family home; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, Coen Perkins; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Father Paul Telken as the officiant.
Interment followed in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, Missouri.