Norma Jean Olds

October 20, 1929 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 92)


Norma Jean Olds, 92, of Sidney passed away at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney with Rev. Barry West officiating.   Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7PM Friday at the funeral home.

Norma Jean was born October 20, 1929 in St. Elmo, Il, a daughter to Samuel Shannon and Myrtle Ruth Stine Fristoe.  She married Fred Olds on November 21, 1966 in Corinth, MS, he survives.  Also surviving are six children; Larry (Barbara) Berg of Effingham, Gary (Deborah) Berg of St. Elmo, Karen (Ronald) Omark of Danville, Sharon Fulton of Chicago, Michelle Holland of Altamont, and Robin (Mike) Kuhnline of Brighton, nine grandchildren; Jason (Sara) Berg, Victoria Omark, Ben Omark, Alysia (Lantz) Wills, Erica (Kris) Biggs, Adam (Kelly) Sloan, Amanda Sloan, Rebecca (Brian) Sass, and Drew (Crystal) Harlow, many many great-grandchildren, and sister; Joyce (Everett) Smithson of Farina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister; Mary Lou Fristoe.

Norma Jean was a homemaker, a wife, a mother and a gardener.  She was a member of the Sidney Christian Church where she volunteered much of her time.  She also volunteered her time at the Sidney Grade School and at nursing homes.

Memorials may be made to Oblong Christian Children’s Home or donor’s choice.

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December 3, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
202 W. Main Street
Sidney, IL 61877

Funeral Service
December 4, 2021

10:30 AM
Freese Funeral Home
202 W. Main Street
Sidney, IL 61877

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