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Norma Jean Martin

Farmington – Norma Jean Martin, 88, of Farmington, passed away at 3:35 PM on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on July 29, 1931 in Augusta, KS to Carl Mangals and Roselie (Poe) Nelson. She married Bill Martin on August 14, 1971 in Farmington, he preceded her in death.

Norma was also preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Rose Campbell and Sue Ellen Mahnesmith.

Surviving are four children, Eric Robert (Jenny) Whitmore of Elk Grove, CA, James M. (Cheryl) Whitmore of 29 Palms, CA, James (Carolyn) Ludwig of Farmington, and Sarah (John) Veach of Farmington; three step-children, Frank (Debbie) Martin of London Mills, Carol (Eugene) Oatman of Norris, IL, and Teresa (Bill) Power of Smyrna, TN; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

Norma worked as a certified nurse aid in private duty for 25 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Canton and Peoria and was also a member of the Farmington Women of the Moose.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Harley Krider will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To make online condolences you may go to


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  • Bob and Alice Douglas

    Reply August 13, 2019 2:28 am

    Frank, Debbie and family, we are so sorry to hear of your families loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the days ahead.

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