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Norma Jean Hevlin – Kane, age 89, of Knoxville, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 28, 2015, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Knoxville. Visitation for Norma was held Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at the Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville. Norma’s family was present at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday evening. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at the Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville, with Pastor Ramona Wink officiating. Following services burial will be held at Silent City Cemetery of Monroe. Norma Jean was born on April 26, 1926, to Vincent R. and Dora (Adams) Edwards, in Indianola. On Dec. 13, 1941, Norma Jean and Loyd George Hevlin were united in marriage. They shared 40 years of marriage and were blessed with three children, Karen, Lloyd, and Norma Lee. Loyd passed away in November of 1981. Norma Jean was a homemaker and care giver all her life. She worked as a nurse’s aide for 10 years at the Collins Hospital in Knoxville. Norma Jean was a wonderful cook, baker, and a talented cake decorator. She made quilts for her family, gardening, canning, and she had enjoyed making ceramics. Norma is survived by her daughter, Karen DeMoss and Jerry DeVires of Knoxville; her son, Lloyd Hevlin of Moberly, Mo.; son-in-law, Mick (Shirley) Hotovec of Prairie City; six grandchildren, Steve DeMoss, JoAnna Loukota, Denise Hopkins, Chris Cushatt, Michele Holmes, and Angie Van Wyngarden; 12 great-grandchildren; and 4 great great-grandchildren. Norma is also survived by her sister, Roberta McDonald of Knoxville; and two brothers, Robert Edwards of Knoxville, and Ernie Wilfong of Omaha, Neb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd; her daughter, Norma Lee Hotovec; one grandson, Douglas Hevlin; one great-granddaughter, Shelby DeMoss; three brothers, Ralph, Donald, and Merrill Edwards; and two sisters, Alberta Robuck and Florence Lauffer. A memorial in Norma Jean’s memory has been established to the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center activity fund. Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is assisting Norma Jean’s family with services.
Published on  October 8, 2015
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