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Norma Jean Parret

July 21, 1928 - December 29, 2010

Norma Jean Parret, 82 of Springfield, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.

She was born July 21, 1928 in Springfield, IL, to David and Grace Tinsley Dodd. She married John M. Parret on April 21, 1950.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Dodd Magill, Pearl Louise Beck and Naomi J. Brown; one brother Charles M. Dodd and a niece Carol Ann Beck.

Jean is survived by her husband, John, of Springfield; brother-in-law Edward Beck of Mt. Prospect, IL; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Mrs. Parret first worked at Sangamo Electric Company and then Franklin Life Insurance Company, where she retired after 36 years of service.

She was an active member of West Side Christian Church.

Memorial Gathering: 10-11 am, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorial Service: 11 am, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Tom Novy, Chaplin at Lewis Memorial Christian Village, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Lewis Memorial Christian Village or West Side Christian Church.

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