Mary M. Norton

Mary M. Norton, 78, passed away at the Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville on May 1, 2017.

 She was born in Washington on May 11, 1938 to Rose C. (Steiner) and Ralph C. Wade in Daviess County. She graduated from Epson High School in 1956. She was a Daviess County Hospital nursing assistant, a housekeeper for St. Mary’s parish, a cook for Washington Nursing center and for eighteen years, a cook for Washington Catholic Schools. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church where she a former member of the choir and a Eucharistic minister. She enjoyed painting, quilting, baking, flowers, making rosaries and spending time with family.
She is survived by her husband Tom Norton, whom she married, August 28, 1962; daughter, Mary Rose (David) Carlow of Madison, Indiana; three sons, Tom W. Norton of Washington, Bobby (Gail) Norton of Washington and Jim (Tabitha) Norton of Washington; eight grandchildren, Wade, Danny, Vincent, Reed, Mckenzie, Megan, Monte Lee and Blake; two great grandchildren, Molly & Gracelyn.
sisters; Delores Padgett of Loogootee, Pauline (Buck) Sellers of Montgomery, Rose Marie (Barry) Clark of Evansville, and a brother; William (Shirley) Wade of Washington; sister in-laws, Miriam Carroll and Barbara Norton; brother in-law Bud Mallett.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Agnes (Jerry) Mangin, brother in-laws, Lester Padgett, John Carroll and Jack Norton; sister in-law, Martha Mallott.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, May 5, at noon at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church with Father Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery. A wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, with visitation to follow 4 to 8 pm at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.

Memorial Donations may be given to John & Betty Charlier Hospice Center, c/o Deaconess Foundation, 600 Mary Street, Directed Donation for Hospice, Evansville, IN 47710-9985

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