September 19, 1925 - September 16, 2017
MATTOON, IL- Norma Lucille White, age 91 of Mattoon, IL, peacefully passed away Sunday, September 16, 2017 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL, at 9:41 A.M. Services celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, located at 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL, 61938 with Reverend Dennis Strawn officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery in Mattoon, IL. Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M., September 21, 2017, till the time of service at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home. Norma was born September 19, 1925 in Mattoon, IL to parents Frank and Cora Mae (Fear) McFarland. She happily married Albert Reeves White on March 10, 1947. She is survived by one daughter; Candy Woodyard of Ashmore, IL; one son, Chris White and wife Pamela of Windsor, IL; granddaughter, Mindy Brown and husband Jared of Springfield, IL; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Connor Brown of Springfield, IL. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers; Baby Medford McFarland, Vernon McFarland, Donald McFarland, Robert McFarland, Paul Gene McFarland, and Frank McFarland Jr.; two sisters, Odessa Jack, and Rosemary Bushue. Mrs. White was a member of the First Baptist Church and attended the Faith United Methodist Church for over fifty years, where she served as secretary for many years. She was employed by Illinois Consolidated as a night-shift supervisor and operator for thirty-eight years. Norma served as a Precinct Judge, Officer in Home Extension, and volunteered at the Mattoon Community Food Center for over twenty years. She loved to socialize and was an honored member of The Red Hat Society, Moose Club, and Woman’s Group, making beautiful lap quilts. However, will all those hobbies and accomplishments; nothing was more important to Norma than her loving family, who will miss her dearly. Memorials may be made to Norma’s honor to the Mattoon Community Food Center, located at 600 Moultrie Avenue, Mattoon, IL, 61938 or First Baptist Church located at 1804 S. 9th Street, Mattoon, IL, 61938. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.
MATTOON, IL- Norma Lucille White, age 91 of Mattoon, IL, peacefully passed away Sunday, September 16, 2017 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL, at 9:41 A.M. Services celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September... View Obituary & Service Information
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