Obituary: Norton


Cooksville – Patricia Norton, 83, of Cooksville, passed away at 9:58pm, June 29, 2020, at Heritage Health, Gibson City.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am, Friday, July 3, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Colfax. Fr. Carl LoPresti will be officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax.

Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia was born July 28, 1936, in Bloomington the daughter of Archie and Regina Feit Bauman. She married George Richard “Dick” Norton on August 24, 1957 in Colfax. He passed away on April 16, 1999.

Surviving are her children, Rick (Susie ) Norton of Colfax, Steve (Heidi) Norton of Cooksville, and Sandy (Lee) Whitehouse of LeRoy; grandchildren, Derek (Lisa) Norton, Courtney (Ryan) Howell, Tyler and Cody Norton, Kaleigh (Kyler) Newsome, Taylor and Megan Williams; step-grandchildren, Tim and Nicole Smith and Emma and Thomas Whitehouse; great-grandchildren, Liam, Rose, Theo, Graham, Landon, Brock, and Mira; sister, Betty (Clinton) Wolfe of Springfield; and special friend, Rollie Brave of O’Fallon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Shirley Miller and Julie Swango; brother, Jim Bauman.

Mrs. Norton was a graduate of Octavia High School, worked many years at St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington, and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Colfax.

She was an avid camper, Cubs fan, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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