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NORTON, Lucy K. (Krise) 90, of Cassopolis, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis. She was born May 20, 1921 in Marcellus, Michigan to Wilbur and Katharine (Allen) Krise. She married Richard G. Norton on June 23, 1945. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2001. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Joseph Sheteron; two brothers, Phillip Krise and John Krise, and one son in law, Victor G. Olekas. Lucy lived in Cassopolis, Michigan until moving to Niles, Michigan in 1955. She relocated to Kettering, Ohio in 1963 before retiring to Ft. Pierce, Florida in 1984. Lucy loved her family first and enjoyed time spent with family and friends. She loved to entertain with her piano playing at holiday gatherings and social events. She was an avid golfer; playing in leagues and with her family into her 80's. She loved to laugh, tell old stories, play bridge, and spent time volunteering. Lucy is survived by two daughters, Vicki Olekas of Huber Heights, Ohio and Nancy (Tex) Sheteron of Cassopolis; two sons, Richard "Gary" Norton, Jr. of Miami Township, Ohio, and John Norton (partner Richard Margolis) of Washington, D.C; six grandchildren, Brad (Kymberly) Norton of Greer, South Carolina, Jill (Jeff) Tavella of Mason, Ohio, Chad Sheteron of Cassopolis, Amy Sheteron of Osceola, Indiana, Jennifer Olekas of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Matthew (Kaidi) Olekas of Vandalia, Ohio; nine great grandchildren. At a later date family and friends will gather for a graveside service in Reames and Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis, Michigan where Mrs. Norton's remains will be laid to rest beside those of her late husband, Richard G. Norton, Sr. The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Joseph N. Sheteron Scholarship, in care of Michigan Gateway, 111 Days Avenue, Buchanan, Michigan 49107. Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Online condolences may be sent to: wagnercares.com.
Published in Dayton Daily News on May 6, 2012