Norma Jean Wilson age 92 of Galva, Illinois, formerly of Colchester, passed away at her home in Galva, Monday, June 12, 2017, with her family at her side. She was born September 9, 1924 in Brooklyn, Illinois, to Ira and Mary Moore Arnold. Norma was united in marriage, November 3, 1948 in Blandinsville, Illinois to James Woody Wilson. He preceded her in death February, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 4 Brothers: Walter Arnold, Calvin Arnold, Jimmy Arnold, Jerry Arnold, 2 Sisters: Martha Willis, Mildred McMahan and 2 Grandchildren.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Steve Wilson, Augusta, Illinois, 1 Daughter: Lorena K. Siverly, Galva, Illinois, 4 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild on the way, 3 Brothers: Bill Arnold, Quincy, Illinois, Chester Arnold, Hettick, Illinois, Tommy Arnold, Florida, and 1 Sister: Florence Dunn, East Moline, Illinois.
Norma was a member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, She had worked at the Blandinsville Nursing Home, Colchester Nursing Home, Hilton Nursing home in Colchester, She cared for elderly people in her home and helped her husband farm. She loved to quilt, gardening, cooking, and baking. She would share her harvest from her garden with many local friends and family. All of Norma’s quilts were hand quilted and she made sure to make a quilt for all of her family. She was a regular at many local farmers markets, where she would sell her baked goods along with what she grew out of her garden. Norma’s greatest love of all was when she could cook and baked for her family and have them all gather together.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dennis Clements. Burial will follow the services at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville. Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday. Memorial is to O.S.F. Hospice Care out of Galesburg, Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.