Norma Jean Needham, 86, of Subiaco passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 in Paris.

She was born Oct. 14, 1931 in Modesto, Calif. to her parents, Leroy and Bessie (Lasiter) Lancaster. She was the former owner and operator of Quality Stone which she ran with her husband Gene and was of the Baptist faith. Norma always enjoyed working puzzles, reading and taking care of her flowers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Bessie (Lasiter) Lancaster; her husband, Gene Needham and her sister Wilma Kiger.

She is survived by her three daughters, Pam Moore of Fort Smith, Judy Canada of Subiaco and Cheryl Hice of Ratcliff; two sons, Larry Needham of Subiaco and Lynn Needham of Paris; two sisters, Ruth Dodd of Kansas City, Mo. and Betty Lancaster of Seattle, Wash.; four brothers, Harold Lancaster of Virginia, Jim Lancaster of Missouri, Jerry Lancaster of Missouri and Leroy Lancaster of Missouri; 15 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at Ellsworth Cemetery in Subiaco under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Honorary pallbearer will be her granddaughters.