Esther Thea-Marie Cromer, 96, of Normal, IL formerly of Flint and Gaylord, MI, passed away at the McLean County Nursing Home, Normal, IL at 12:20 A.M. on September 30, 2013. She was born on August 14, 1917, daughter of John E. and Emma Elizabeth Mattson Norling in Flint, MI. She married Clayton W. Cromer on May 23, 1986;he preceded her in death on November 11, 1998. A private graveside service will be at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Blanc Twp, MI. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Normal, IL in her memory. Otto-Argo-Calvert Funeral Home, Danvers, IL is assisting the family with the cremation services. She is survived by her one son, Robert F. (Arlene) McConnell, Reno, NV;three grandchildren;seven great-grandchildren;and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers.