SPRINGFIELD, IL - Norma Jean Edwards, 88, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at her residence.
Norma was born April 22, 1926, in Springfield, the daughter of Jack and Rose Mason Downs. She married Donald Edwards on Dec. 30, 1949, in St. Louis, Mo.; he preceded her in death in 2012.
Norma taught Sunday school at Douglas Avenue United Methodist and previously served as head of the Craft Bazaar for the Animal Protective League. She enjoyed baking, cooking, attending church, sewing, quilting, and collecting antiques.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her son, Mark Edwards of Urbana; and her daughter, Trudy Edwards of Springfield.
Graveside Ceremony: 11 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Camp Butler National Cemetery with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Ave., Springfield, IL 62702.
The family of Norma Jean Edwards is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.