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Norma Jane Lewis, 93, of Saint Francisville, Illinois, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023, at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton, Indiana, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 20, 1929, in Saint Francisville, the daughter of Robert Joseph and Ruth (Ridgley) Breen. She married Bernard C. Lewis in 1948 and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2005.
Norma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her family, and some of her favorite times were Sunday dinners and holidays, when her whole family would gather together. Norma loved sweets and was known for her delicious cherry pies. She always had a piece of pie ready for her kids and grandkids, no matter when they visited. Norma also worked alongside her husband, Bernard, in their oilfield business until Bernards’s death in 2005. She worked hard during her life, caring for and helping provide for her family. Norma will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Norma leaves behind her son, Bernie Lewis and wife Sue; two daughters, Theresa Sloss and husband Larry, Tammie McFarland and husband Mark; daughter-in-law, Judy Lewis; twelve grandchildren, Angie Rindels, Brandy (Bryan) Howard, Josie Lewis, Justin (Bailey) Lewis, Jacob Lewis, John Lewis, Judd (Jasmyne) Lewis, Jammia (Robin) Joska, Alex (Heather) McFarland, Mitch (Rachel) McFarland, John (Alexis) McFarland, Kaleb McFarland; thirteen great-grandchildren, Gabe Loucks, Mason Howard, Brianna Howard, Hailey Lang, Kolten Lang, Alexis Lewis, Jace Lewis, Easton Lewis, Maverick Lewis, Camryn Lewis, Maya Joska, Merrick Joska and Halle McFarland; sister, Betty Judy, sister-in-law, Pat Hoh; and many loved nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Bernard; son, Clyde Lewis; sister, Evelyn (Kenneth) Newlin; three brothers, John, Jim (Daisy), and Joe Dale (Ola) Breen.
Graveside Services will be at 12:00 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2023, in Allendale Cemetery, where Norma will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband.
Memorial contributions may be made in Norma’s memory to The Lunch Wagon, or Circle A. Servolution. Envelopes will be at the Graveside Service or may be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.
Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Norma’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Lewis family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com
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Allendale, IL 62410