Norma Jean Blaase, 92, of Springfield, IL formerly of Argenta, IL, passed away 5:45 PM August 2, 2019 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Springfield, IL.


Norma was born September 18, 1926 in Newburg, Macon County, IL to James Pearl and Alice Grace (Miller) Edwards. She married Raymond L. Blaase on June 15, 1946 in Argenta, IL. He preceded her in death on September 3, 2007.


Norma is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Wheeler (Gene) of Chatham, IL and Jane Wills (David) of Williamsburg, VA, as well as four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, one brother, Burl Edwards, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, John, George, and James, and five sisters, Thelma, Dorothy, Lorraine, Maxine, and Elma.


Norma attended the Argenta United Methodist Church. She had owned and operated her own beauty shop in Argenta. She enjoyed being a homemaker, and following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren through their formative years. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.


Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at The Bridge Church Fellowship, Argenta, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Tuesday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to  The Bridge Church Fellowship, Argenta, IL or the American Heart Association.


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