Gene S. Norman

Sep 18th, 2018 - Sep 20th, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Sep. 24th, 2018 10:30 am


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Sep. 24th, 2018 1 pm

Gene S. Norman

Gene Sylvester Norman, 80, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:00 am at his home in Marion surrounded by his family.

Gene was born September 18, 1938 in Marion the son of Francis Marion and Lillian Maxine (Ozment) Norman. He married Pauline Dascotte on November 9, 1957 in Johnston City, together they have shared over 60 of marriage.

He proudly answered the call to serve his nation and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Gene started in the flooring business 55 years ago, founding Norman’s Carpet.  Gene was born and raised in the Church of God (Anderson affiliation) beginning with the former Block Chapel Church of God on Fair Street.  He served several roles in the church for many years including Chairman of Trustees. He was the area rep for Project Partner in Christ, organizing several mission trips to Central America. His memberships included the Williamson County Merit Board, Redco, the Marion Rotary and the Marion Chamber of Commerce where he formerly served as President.

Survivors include his;

Wife – Pauline Norman of Marion

Son – Brian Norman (Becky) of Marion

Daughter – Renee Norman (Kevin Klatt) of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Three grandchildren;

Amber Norman of Marion

Tyler Norman of Marion

Keelin Norman-Klatt of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Three sisters;

Betty Hankins of Marion

Peggy Stewart of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Francine Sanders (Dick) of Marion

Several nieces and nephews

Preceded by his Parents.

Memorial services will be Monday, September 24, 2018 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Shara Robinson, the eulogy will be given by his best friend Jim Bales. Visitation will be Monday from 10:30 am until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials be made to the Marion Rotary Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.











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12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Tom Kofron

    From: Arnold, Missouri

    Date: September 21, 2018

    Loved by everyone that knew him. Great cousin. Friend of God.

  • Guest: Pastor Terry and Darla Clayton

    From: Norman, Oklahoma

    Date: September 21, 2018

    We continue to pray for the family. Gene was a friend to us. God Bless all of you as you walk this journey.

  • Guest: Lesli P.

    From: , Illinois

    Date: September 22, 2018

    I’m sorry to read about your loss. When we experience times like these we need some comfort. I enjoy the comfort found at John 5:28 & 29 where it says, “There will be a resurrection.” What a wonderful promise to look forward to. I hope you enjoy the short video that brings this to life for you.

  • Guest: Alan miller

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 22, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers for all. Alan miller was a class mate and thought a lot of Gene and Pauline.

  • Guest: John & Judy Crawford

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: September 23, 2018

    We were saddened by the news of Gene’s passing. We pray that time will ease your pain, and all of your lovely memories will remain. He certainly was a true gentleman.

    John & Judy Crawford

  • Guest: Phil and Donna Norman

    From: Wentzville, Missouri

    Date: September 24, 2018

    We are so sorry for Gene’s passing. It has been an honor to be a cousin to such a kind and gentle man. I’m sorry we cannot be there for his celebration of life. We will remember his family in our prayers.

  • Guest: Mark and Fran Rowland

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 24, 2018

    We will continue to keep all the family in our prayers. Gene and I served on many church committees and it was a privilege to serve with him. We are sorry we are out of town and unable to attend the services. May you feel the Lord carrying you through this difficult time. His grace is sufficient!

  • Guest: Sharon S Douglas

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 24, 2018

    So sorry about Gene’s passing. Praying for peace and comfort for the family. Allen was not able to come to the funeral home but you are all in his thoughts and prayers. Gene was always his “brother” as he called him. Also always referred to him as Sylvester!

  • Guest: Mike & Bonnie Darter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 24, 2018

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Gene was such a nice, kind, professional man. It was a pleasure to deal with he and Pauline at the carpet business. May God bless you now and in the days ahead.

  • Guest: Nancy Minton

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 24, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. He was a classmate beginning 1st. grade thru Highschool. Prayers to the family. May happy memories be a comfort to the family.

    Nancy Dunaway Minton

  • Guest: Russell and Sandy Hargraves

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 24, 2018

    It was great knowing Gene and talking with him at the Miners ballgames. I thought he was nice and kind gentlemen. God bless.

  • Guest: Paul Durham

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: September 25, 2018

    Sorry for your loss, thought a lot of Gene.