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Norma Jean Hudson

April 12, 1932 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 86)

Norma Jean Hudson, 86 of Arcola, IL passed away at 8:50 A.M. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Arthur Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL.  Pastor Steven Stern will officiate.  Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  

Norma was born on April 12, 1932 in Arcola, IL.  She was a daughter of Earl and Icie (Anderson) Huckstep.  She married Comer Ree Hudson on February 22, 1949.  He passed away in 1990.

Survivors include three sons, Dillard Hudson and his wife Jan of Eldena, IL, Jerry Hudson and his wife Julia of Arcola, IL, and Paul Hudson and his wife Mary of Humboldt, IL; four daughters, Carol Smith of Arcola, IL, Jeannine Hudson of Champaign, IL, Jeanetta Harris and her husband Bud of Arcola, IL and Paula Barnard and husband Gary of Arcola, IL; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; three sisters, Edna Mae Daniels of Arcola, IL, Sandra Closson of Arcola, IL and Mary Jane Wyatt of Murphysboro, IL; and one brother, Earl Huckstep Jr. of Arcola, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Thomas Lee Hudson and Willard E. Hudson; three grandchildren, Alisha Hudson, Anthony Harris and Troy Henderson; one sister, Phyliss Stanton; and two brothers, Harold Huckstep and David Huckstep.

Norma was a member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church where she also was a member of the Eunice Club.

Many years ago, she worked at Doc. Fishel’s nursing home.  She also worked at the Embassy Lanes as a cook and cleaned homes in Arcola and Humboldt.  

Norma enjoyed riding her bicycle, exercising, reading and drinking coffee, and spending time with her family.

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