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Norma H. Dolan

Norma H. Dolan, 96, of Sullivan, passed away at 7:21 a.m. Sunday February 26, 2023 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 4, 2023 at the Sullivan First Christian Church, Sullivan, with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials are suggested to the Moultrie Sullivan Fair or to the Sullivan First Christian Church. Arrangements by the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Norma was born September 20, 1926 in Arenzville, Illinois the daughter of Aldo and Helen Rockwood Hierman. Norma received her Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University and her Masters Degree in Home Economics from the University of Illinois. Norma began her teaching career in a one room schoolhouse in Arenzville. She then taught at Blandinsville, Arthur and Sullivan. Norma worked as a dietician at the Illinois Masonic Home in Sullivan. She was a member of the Sullivan First Christian Church, Moultrie County Home Extension, Decatur Quilt Guild and had been a long time 4-H leader and Sunday school teacher. Sewing was her gift and her favorite past time. Her fried chicken, cinnamon rolls, and gooseberry pie will be missed. Norma married Gerald D. ‘Jerry’ Dolan on April 9, 1955 in Jacksonville and he preceded in death on March 30, 2019.

Surviving are her daughters Nancy (Ervin) Kuhns of Sullivan, Eudora (Ken) Drollinger of Windsor, Melissa Dolan of Sullivan, grandchildren Ben (Jessica) Kuhns, Carrie (Nathan) Harshman, Emily (Trey) Jones, Brett (Kristin) Drollinger and great grandchildren Henry, Huck and Teddy Kuhns, Delaney, Noah, Quinn & Chloe Jones, Ames, Easton and Hadley Drollinger and Grace Harshman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Mildred Deitrick,

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Norma’s care givers at Mason Point Shelter Care and those who cared for her when she returned home. Your love, care and kindness was so appreciated!

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