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Olena Valentine

Olena Valentine, 81, of Normal, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Monday (Sept. 10, 2018) at El Paso Healthcare Center, El Paso.

Her memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the National Institute of Mental Health, El Paso Healthcare Center, or to the Unit 5 Foundation with funds earmarked for mental health needs.

She was born May 31, 1937, in Russell Springs, Ky., a daughter of Farris and Bannie Lee Weddle Norfleet.

Surviving are her children, Barbara Williams and Deborah (Joe) Adelman, both of Normal, and Kenneth (Eric Butters) Valentine, of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Erdena Foley, Russell Springs, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Brandon Adelman and Brittany Adelman.

Olena graduated from Normal Community High School and worked for GE and Eureka Williams prior to her retirement. She had an abiding love for Jesus.

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