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Norbert Eldon Buswell, age 77 of Payson, Illinois, formerly of Newark, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022, in White Hall Nursing Home in White Hall, Illinois.

He was born November 8, 1944, in Newark, Missouri, the son of Jennings Eldon and Zylpha Lorena Reamy Buswell.

Norbert attended schools in Newark, Missouri, and graduated from Novelty High School. He also attended Gem city Business College in Quincy, IL. Norbert was employed for several companies including Tenk Hardware, E.L. Smith and Company, Gardner Denver, and E Best Plumbing and Heating all of Quincy, Illinois. Norbert served several years on the Village board at Payson, Illinois, from 1977 to 2013. The last twelve years as mayor.

He attended several churches including Newark Baptist Church in Newark, Missouri; Assembly of God Camp Point, Bethel Assembly of God, Faith Assembly of God, and River of Life Church, all of Quincy, IL; Shelbina Baptist Church and the Payson Southern Baptist Church, Payson, IL. Norbert was an avid Cardinals fan and enjoyed various other sports.

Surviving are one son, Norvin Ray Buswell of Payson, Illinois, and numerous cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2022, with visitation being held one hour before services in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO, with Reverend John Gross officiating for the services.

Burial will be in the Newark Cemetery with Allen Hatfield, Jeffery Lay, Keith Stokes, Donald Buswell, Darrell Buswell and Duane Hall as casket bearers.

Memorials are suggested to the Family. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson- Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.