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Norma Jean Olney________________

February 2, 1928 - May 9, 2013

Norma Jean Olney, age 85, of Kadoka, S.D., died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Norma Jean Slater was born February 2, 1928, in Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of Marcus E. and Emma R. (Alger) Slater. As a child, she lived in Correctionville and Kingsley, Iowa, before moving to Kadoka in 1941.
Norma was united in marriage to Richard G. “Bud” Olney on March 28, 1949. To this union were born 10 children.
Norma was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, matriarch and aunt.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard G. “Bud” Olney, of Kadoka; nine children, Linda Jablinske of Lynnwood, Wash., Mike Olney of Kadoka, Darcy Gill (Keith) of Avon, Darla Schueth (Steve) of Boulder, Colo., Mitch Olney (Deb) of Kadoka, Matt Olney (Deb) of Mumford, Tenn., Lori Olney (Ann) of Sioux Falls, Colleen Hildebrand (Rich) of Kadoka, and Meade Olney (Lori) of Maple Grove, Minn.; 22 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Sally Rubin (Roy) of Sultan, Wash.; two brothers-in-law, CD Uhlir of Kadoka and Russ Olney (Viola) of Kadoka; a sister-in-law, Diane Paulson (Gordon) of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Norma was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ann Corrine; her parents; a sister, Carolyn Uhlir; and a son-in-law, Michael Jablinske.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, May 13, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Father Bryan Sorensen as celebrant.
Music was provided by JoAnne Stilwell, pianist, and Diane Hogen, vocalist.
Reader was Cindy VanderMay. Altar servers were Kenar and Jarrett VanderMay. Ushers were Cory, Cam and Chris Uhlir and Rusty Olney.
Pallbearers were Norma’s grandsons, Michael Jablinske, Shane, Kempton, Duane, Chase and Kevin Olney, Seth and Brian Gill, Samuel Schueth and Slater DeKay.
Honorary pallbearers were Norma’s granddaughters, Amy Jablinske, Heather, Rebecca, Megan, Emily and Emma Olney, Dayna Schueth, Alisha Paris, Samantha DeKay, Corrine Thompson and Maura Schmidt.
Interment was at the Kadoka Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com