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Mary M. Norton, 78, passed away at the Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville on Monday. She was born in Washington on May 11, 1938, to Rose C. (Steiner) and Ralph C. Wade. She graduated from Epsom High School in 1956. She was a Daviess County Hospital nursing assistant, a housekeeper for St. Marys parish, a cook for Washington Nursing Center and for 18 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 was 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 Aug. 28, 1962; daughter Mary Rose (David) Carlow of Madison; 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 and 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; sisters in-law Miriam Carroll and Barbara Norton; and brother-in-law Bud Mallett.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Agnes (Jerry) Mangin; brothers-in-law, Lester Padgett, John Carroll and Jack Norton; and siste- in-law Martha Mallott.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at noon at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with Rev. Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery. A wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, with visitation to follow 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.
Memorial donations may be given to John and Betty Charlier Hospice Center, c/o Deaconess Foundation, 600 Mary St., Directed Donation for Hospice, Evansville, IN 47710-9985
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com
Published on May 1, 2017
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