Betty Jane (Johnson) Norris (1920 - 2015)

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Betty Jane (Johnson) Norris, 94, of Avon, formerly of Bolton and Manchester, Conn., Winchester, Mass. and Reynoldsville, Pa., beloved wife of the late James R. Norris died on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Avon.
She was born in Reynoldsville, Pa., on Sept. 16, 1920, daughter of the late Charles and Ethelyn (Pomroy) Johnson.
Betty graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1938 and Westminster College in New Castle, Pa., in 1943. She received a Master's of Library Science from Southern Connecticut University. Prior to her retirement, Betty was a teacher and later the librarian at the Tolland Middle School in Tolland, Conn.
She was an avid Celtics fan, enjoyed playing tennis, bowling and an occasional game of pool. She was a longtime member of health clubs in Vernon and later in Avon.
She is survived by her two sons and a daughter-in-law, Karl and Jan Norris of Bloomfield and Dave Norris of Avon; her three granddaughters, Priscilla Ramage and her husband, John and their daughter Katie, Lauren Daversa and her daughter Addison, and Karen Norris.
In addition to her husband and parents, Betty Jane was predeceased by her brothers Charles Mahlon Johnson and Paul Leroy Johnson.
A calling hour will be held at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center St., Manchester, Conn., from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, with a service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in East Cemetery, Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to The James Reynolds Norris Memorial Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering at: Department of Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 229 Hammond Building, University Park, PA 16802.
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 13, 2015
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