1933 - 2016
Norma J. Roseberry, 83, of Hopedale, formerly of Riverton, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at her home.
She was born June 28, 1933, in Galesburg to Robert Paul and Grace Estelle Powell Johns Sr. She married Franklin Lindley Roseberry in Riverton in 1956, and he passed away March 17, 2015.
Surviving are one son, David (William Fifield) Roseberry of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Lisa (Jim) Good and Karen (Steve) Rosenberger, both of Hopedale; six grandchildren, Lance Wilson of Bloomington, Delaney Wilson of Bloomington, Trey Wilson of Hopedale, Austin Anderson of Hopedale, Brockton Anderson of Hopedale and Colin Rosenberger of Hopedale.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and brother, Robert Paul Johns Jr.
Norma graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
She worked in the Illinois Public School System after college, teaching at Riverton and Williamsville High Schools. She became a homemaker and was a substitute teacher after that. She also owned and operated a sporting apparel store, The Sports Closet, in Morton for a period in the 1970s.
She was a member of the Hopedale United Methodist Church, where she was active in United Methodist Women and Vacation Bible School. She also belonged to Hopedale Red Hat Club.
She enjoyed sewing, baking, listening to Perry Como and Andy Williams, playing Bridge, and Bunco, but most of all, just being a loving and devoted grandmother. She also followed St. Louis Cardinals baseball and University of Illinois basketball with her husband.
We would also like to give a special thank you to her caretakers, Tammy Phillips, Debbie Courtney and Kayla Phillips for their compassionate care.
Her funeral will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at United Methodist Church in Hopedale. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, also at the church.
Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.
Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Hopedale is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopedale United Methodist Church.
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