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Norma Jean Hawkins

May 15, 1933 — September 22, 2022

Norma Jean Hawkins, 89 of Owaneco, passed away at 1:51a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Taylorville Care Center. She was born on May 15, 1933 in Elgin, the daughter of Melvin and Helen (Block) Blietz. She married John William Hawkins on January 28, 1956 in South Elgin, Illinois and he preceded her in death on November 2, 2013. Norma and her husband operated Red Gate Kennel where they raised many dogs including Collies, Welsh Corgis, and Jack Russell Terriers. She enjoyed working puzzles. More than anything, Norma loved spending time at her rural home, caring for her property and animals.

She is survived by her children: Brian Hawkins (Tina) of Pana, Teresa Holcomb of Springfield, Dawn Pierce (Wade) of Alexandria, Virginia, and Jennifer Foster (Alan) of Potosi, Missouri; grandchildren: Rachel Hawkins, Sara Hawkins, Kristi Millburg, Sara Maxson, Kyle Maxson, Emily Pierce, Erin Meek, and Faith Pierce; 11 great grandchildren; and brother: James Black of Elgin. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister: Patsy Black.

A funeral service for Norma will take place at 7:00p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 5:00p.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Memorials may be made to the ASPCA. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Norma, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at

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