BERTHA J. NORTON

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BERTHA J. NORTON Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Bertha J. Norton, 82, of Benton City, Washington passed away at Magdalena's Adult Home Care on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born April 30, 1934 in Beatrice, Nebraska. She lived there many years with her daughters before moving to Grand-view, WA. While living in Grand-view, Bertha worked at the dime store. Bertha enjoyed playing bingo, going gambling with friends and family. She enjoyed crocheting. Bertha loved her family and was loved by many. Bertha married Harold Norton in August 1963 where she moved to Benton City, WA. Bertha was employed at BC Flower & Gift Shop for several years. Survivors include her daughter Janet (Larry) Koeller of Kennewick, WA., daughter Jackie (Russell) Ragan of Kennewick, WA. Grandchildren Brenda (Brian) Slack of Kennewick, WA., Christy Sitton of Kennewick, WA, Robert Nehls of Aloha, OR, four great grandson's Kyler Bates, Bryson Slack, Jake Sitton and JT Sitton, three great-great grandchildren with one on the way, sister Beverly Makepeace of Independence, Iowa, sister Marilyn (Robert) Barker, Grandview, WA, brother Bud (Donita) Carel of Vancouver, WA, several nieces and nephews. Bertha was preceded in death by her husband Harold Norton, parents Vernice & Clarence Carel. Sister Donna Corey, sister Rosalee Boosinger. Brother-in-law Robert Corey & brother-in-law Leonard Makepeace and two nephews & a niece. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S Union in Kennewick, WA. Graveside services will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. Viewing will be held Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5-8 PM & Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1-1:45 PM prior to services. The family would like to express our appreciation to Maggie of Magdalena's Adult Home Care. Maggie & her staff took wonderful care of our mother during the few months she was there. We would also like to thank Hospice Services for helping our mother during her last final couple of weeks. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral homes.com.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Feb. 22, 2017