Norma Jean (Tedrick) Chalfant 78, of Cowden, IL passed away at 10:24 PM Saturday July 23, 2011 in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Norma Jean was born Aug. 18, 1932 in Vandalia, IL the daughter of Leland and Juanita Augenstein Tedrick.

She married Marvin Louis Chalfant on June 7, 1958 in Sterling, IL.

Norma Jean was a retired school teacher.She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Greenville College in Greenville, IL and taught second grade for over 20 years

Norma Jean was a loving homemaker forher family and assisted her husband in his pastorates at Free Methodist Churches in several locations in Illinois. She was an avid quilter and loved music.

Surviving is her husband Marvin; children: Scott Allen Chalfant and wifeJamie Lou of Cowden, Dawn Marie Krohe of Vandalia, IL and Kevin Lane Chalfant of New Castle, IN; mother Juanita Tedrick of Sterling, IL; grandchildren: Lucas Arthur and wife Brooke, Sonja Moffitt and husband Josh, Kristopher Krohe, Adrianne Chalfant and Benjamin Chalfant; great grandchildren: Evelyn Moffitt, Violet Moffitt , Joshua Moffitt,Drew Arthur and Piper Arthur; sister: Fadra Law and husband Jerry of Rock Falls, IL; brother Calvin Tedrick and wife Linda of Rock Falls, IL

She was preceded in death by her father, Leland, and grandchild Mollie Arthur.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, July 28, 2011 in the Free Methodist Church of Cowden.Pastor Steve Neville will officiate.Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Wednesday in the Church.Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden.Memorials can be made to Gideonís International or International Childcare Ministries of the Free Methodist Church.Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden.On line condolences may be directed to the Family at