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Mary Lee Troxell NORRIS

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NORRIS, Mary Lee (Troxell) Died December 9 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Dayton in November, 1928. She lived at Friendship Village for the last 14 years and was very involved in Village activities. Throughout her adult life she was involved in music and playing the piano was one of her joys. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and active in the choir for more than 40 years; she was a 50-year member of PEO Chapter DA, the Alice Hefner Guild of United Methodist Women, and Progressive Mothers. She volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital for many years, as well as the Schuster Center. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority at Miami University where she studied piano. Mary Lee was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Eugene Norris, parents Kathleen and John Troxell, mother-in-law and father-in-law Ruth and Clem Norris, brother-in-law Charles Stroebel, and sister-in-law Carol Norris. She is survived by her children Richard (Andree) of Brookville, Alan (Kathryn) of Pennsylvania, David (Patricia) of Centerville and Mary (James) Hedrick of Washington Township. She is also survived by her brother Thomas (Carolyn) Troxell, sister-in-law Margorie Stroebel , brother-in-law William Norris, nieces, nephews and their families. Mary Lee leaves 8 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Friendship Village, and the caregivers at Gem City Home Health Care and Hospice of Dayton for their wonderful care and compassion. Mary Lee donated her body to Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on December 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1001 Harvard Boulevard. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mary Lee's name to Friendship Village Residents Association, Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Hospice of Dayton.

Published in Dayton Daily News from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2012
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