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Bettye F. Norris, 82, of Loogootee, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Thursday at Loogootee Nursing Center after a three-month battle with COPD and pneumonia.
She was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Shoals, to the late Raymond and Agnes (Summers) Allegree.
Bettye was a 1952 graduate of Shoals High School and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
She loved watching Fox News, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and The Young and the Restless. She especially enjoyed watching IU basketball and the NCAA basketball tournament.
Bettye worked at the Martin County Highway Department for many years until she was elected as the clerk-treasurer for the city of Loogootee, retiring in 2007.
She married Donald Louis Norris on Feb. 12, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1995.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Agnes (Summers) Allegree.
She is survived by three sons, Rick (Connie) Norris, Mike (Sandy) Norris and Phillip Norris (and fiance, Karen Wilson), all of Loogootee; daughter Mary Beth (Doug) Ranard of Dugger; granddaughter Amy (Ryan) Graber of Montgomery; grandson Michael Norris of Jasper; great-grandchildren Taylen, Carson and Keely Graber of Montgomery; brother Richard Allegree of Columbus; several nieces and nephews; and her Persian cats, JayJay and Gizmo.
Bettye was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 24, 2017
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