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Henderson, Kentucky

Sep 14, 1927 – Aug 26, 2021 (Age 93)


September 14, 1927
August 26, 2021
Henderson, Kentucky


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Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home - Henderson Obituary


            Dorothy Jean Gault Norris, 93, of Henderson, Kentucky, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

            She was a member of First Baptist Church where she served as pianist for more than 50 years.  Dorothy served others through Sunday School, WMU, music, and prayer.

            Dorothy and her late husband, Seton W. Norris, Jr., owned and operated Norris Hardware, Inc. where she managed the gift shop, toy department, and lawn & garden.

            Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents, William and Blanche Orgill Gault; her sister, Gladys Gault Stauffer; her brother, Robert Gault; and her daughter-in-law, Nancy Nasbitt Norris (Seton).

            Survivors include one daughter, Constance Norris Meredith and her husband, Ralph David Meredith, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of Henderson; two sons, Seton W. Norris, III, of Henderson, Kentucky, and John Seton Norris and his wife, Deborah Price Norris, of Louisville, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Joshua Seton Meredith and his wife, Rachel, Amanda Kessler and her husband, Gabriel, and Kelsey Norris Enyart and her spouse, Alex; five great-grandchildren; Hayden, Hudson, & Hannah Meredith and Alivia & Harper Kessler; nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2021, at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.  The Reverend Alan Chamness will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

            Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 2021, and until the services Monday at the funeral home.

            The family requests that all in attendance please wear a mask.

            Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church and Kentucky WMU.

            Online condolences may be made at

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when she found out my aunt was from PA and I knew what red beet eggs were and loved them when she fixed them for church dinners she would always bring me a small container to my office--rest in peace my friend

In loving memory of a wonderful person, Aunt Dorothy. When I was growing up I spent a lot of time in Kentucky visiting. I have so many memories of all the things we did. Aunt Dorothy always made sure we had Kentucky Barbecue every time we would visit. I love you and miss you.

Mrs, Norris, as we knew her at the time, set the tempo of many lives.

She played the Grande March from Aida on a grand piano as we shuffled into VBS..

Years later I attended a performance of Aida at the Baths of Caracalla, Rome. By chance our seats were behind Harry Belefonte... but when the camels and slaves and chorus assembled onto the stage, I thought of her.

Later in life we did business together. She was talented, smart and determined woman.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

What a precious soul! Ms. Dorothy was such a blessing to me, in so many ways!!!! I have learned so much from her, and am so thankful that God allowed us to cross paths in this life!!!! All my love, prayers, and sympathy are with you, as you dqy your "see ya later" to her!