Norma A. Seaman
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August 14, 2014
Norma A. Seaman died August 14, 2014 in hospice at Shell Point. She was living at The Springs at Shell Point.
Norma Jean Allison was born in Coles County, Illinois November 10, 1931. Her mother, Rosetta Hayes, was a schoolteacher, and her father, Leland Thomas Allison, farmed the land homesteaded by his great-great grandfather. Norma grew up on the farm with three brothers. She attended school in Charleston, IL, where she met her husband-to-be, Edward Kohlmann. They married while Ed was a college student. Norma worked to put Ed through seminary, then followed his calling to several churches in Illinois, Indiana, and finally to the United Church of Christ in Fort Myers. Along the way, Norma earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois, became an elementary school teacher, specializing in reading and special education, and finally a realtor, practicing in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. She and Ed learned to fly and enjoyed flying their own plane. They also enjoyed traveling overseas with groups from their church.
After Ed's death in 1997, Norma met Billy Seaman, brother of a friend, and they were married in 2003. She and Bill spent summers in Holland, MI and winters in Fort Myers. Norma was widowed again in 2007.
For many years Norma was an active member of the FA chapter of PEO. Norma is survived by a brother Max L. Allison of Charleston, IL, two sons, Victor L. Kohlmann of Avon Park, FL and Thomas J. Kohlmann of Longmont, CO, and one grandson, Jason C. Kohlmann of Champaign, IL.
The family wishes to thank Norma's friends, staff at United Church of Christ, and the staff of The Springs and The Pavillion at Shell Point, for their kindness and unfailing support, and asks that anyone who wishes to make memorial donations do so either to Shell Point Retirement Community (mail to: The Legacy Foundation, 15010 Shell Point Boulevard,Fort Myers, FL 33908) or to Pleasant Prairie Cemetery (mail to: c/o Ed Lawyer, 12819 E. County Rd. 210 N, Lerna, IL 62440).
Memorial services will be planned for the autumn or early winter in Fort Myers. Norma will be interred at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, near the family farm in IL.
Published in The News-Press from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2014