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Nora Ellen Cunningham

  Nora Ellen Cunningham age 71 of Salem, passed away January 30, 2017, at her residence in Salem. Nora was born on May 23, 1945, in Pekin, Illinois, a daughter to the late Walter and Frances (Baker) Hedrick. Nora was a proud foster parent for over ten years. She loved gardening, sewing, arranging flowers, decorating and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are her five children: Christine Hedrick, Deanna Piatt and her husband Dale, Samuel Hedrick, Heather McGraff and her husband Michael, and Mary Hedrick all of Salem; five grandchildren, David, Alyssa, Derick, Nora and Garrett. She is preceded in death by: four sisters, Fran Yelverton, Ruby Smith, Ruth Hedrick, and Thelma Shaw; one brother, Kenneth Hedrick; one niece and one nephew. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to The Foster Parent Appreciation Fund, Attention: Wendy Merrell, 800 West Scenic Rivers Blvd, Salem, MO 65560. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial, 11930 County Road 2070, Rolla, MO 65402 (573) 341-0220   www.rollacremation.com                                                                                                         

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My Aunt Nora was truly a special person. I spent so much time with her growing up. Her and her daughter was a huge part of my life. She had a heart of gold. She will be missed by so many. I love her so much and will miss her always.

- Shelly Stull Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM