Mildred Ferne Norfleet

Mildred Ferne Norfleet, 93, of Walnut Hill died 3:35 a.m. June ,2005, at 
Odin Care Center in Odin. She was a homemaker and a cook at Rome Grade 
School in Dix.

Mrs. Norfleet was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Boyd to Callie and Myrtle 
(Chapman) Copple.  She married Virgil Crane Feb. , 1933; he preceded her in 
death in 1961.  On March 21, 1964, she married Kenneth Norfleet; he 
preceded her in death June 11, 2005.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Osborn Funeral Home 
in Dix.  Bruce Hough will officiate.  Burial will follow at Boyd 
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Osborn Funeral Home 
in Dix.

Mrs. Norfleet is survived by a son, Charles Dean Crane and wife Jean of 
Herrin; two stepchildren, Harold Norfleet and wife Dora of Tuscola and 
Carol Ann Shaw and husband Jim of Gifford; two grandchildren, Marcia 
Furby and husband Jerry of O'Fallon and Steve Crane and wife Julie of 
Carterville; five great-grandchildren; , a great-great grandchild; four 
stepgrand-children; a step-great-grandchild;brothers Delbert Copple and 
wife Doris Ann of Centralia, Sam Copple of Rockford, Lester Copple and 
wife Irma of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Dean Copple of Sycamore; 
sisters Vera Foutch and husband Stanton of Dix, Mabel Lamb of Centralia; a 
sister-in-law, Mary Copple of Mt.Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two brothers, 
Darrel Copple and Hubert Copple; and a sister, Tess Garren.
Mrs. Norfleet was a member of Little Grove Christian Church in Walnut 

Memorials may be made to Little Grove Christian Church and will be 
received at the funeral home.
For more information, you may contact Osborn Funeral Home at 266-7231. 

Date: 06/18/05
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves 

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