Norma Jean (nee Coleman) Thompson passed away on December 24, 2022 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, IL.
Norma was born on September 10, 1932 in Marseilles. IL to Amos and Elsie (Rice) Coleman. She received her education in Morris, IL schools. She married Lavern F. Thompson on September 24, 1949 in Morris, IL. They made their home in rural Morris. After her husband's death Norma moved to Marion, IL.
Norma was self-employed as a hairdresser for several years. Then worked at Humiston-Keeling and Louie's Bakery both in Morris. She finished her working career as an accomplished baker creating beautiful cakes for all occasions. Norma was a member of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Marion, IL.
She is survived by a daughter, Gail (Eugene) Robertson, a son, David (Theresa) Thompson, three grandchildren, Shawn (Jen) Robertson, Amy (Andy) Fortner and Carrie Thompson. Six great grandchildren, Seth Robertson, Kyle and Raice Norman, Colton and Aubrianna McMullen and Zachary Fortner. Her brother, Leslie (Bud) Coleman of Sumner, WA and her sister, Linda Peckenpaugh of Lewiston, ID, sister-in-laws, Beverly Pulfer of Newark, IL and Eva June Thompson of Morris, IL, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Lavern, her parents, maternal (Martin and Louise Rice) and paternal grandparents (Amos and Margaret Coleman) and mother and father-in-law (Gayhard and Adda Thompson), sister-in-laws Nilamae Coleman, Ellen Broderick, Eleanor Goodwin, Naomi, Janet, and Barbara Thompson. Brother-in-laws, Norman Peckenpaugh, Jerome, Melvin, Wayne, Gerald, Glen and Earl Thompson, Robert Broderick, and Donald Goodwin.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 10 am at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3020 IL-17, Morris, Illinois with Bro. Landon Andrejeski officiating. Her ashes will be buried next to her husband in Sample Cemetery in Morris. Illinois. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.