Mary “Marcella” (Holt) Norton, age 94, of
Lamar, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Truman Healthcare.
Marcella was born on October 8, 1922 in
rural Lamar, one of seven children, to Dennis and Flora (Faurot) Holt. She
graduated from Lamar High School with the Class of 1940. After graduation, she
worked in Kansas City at the Ammunition Plant for a short time. While in Kansas
City, she wed her husband of more than 69 years, Wallace Norton, on November 7,
1942. They made their home and farmed in Barton County, where they would have
one son, Wally. She would later attend Joplin College where she would obtain a
degree in Accounting. She worked at MFA Lamar as an office manager before
moving on to work at Novak, CPA for several years until she retired. She was
always an active member of the community and of the Lamar United Methodist
Church, until her health declined. Her greatest joy in life was time spent with
her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her son and
daughter-in-law, Wally and Judy Norton, Lamar; three granddaughters, Michelle
Roehrs, Lamar; Stephanie Roehrs and husband Ron, Lamar; and Lelia “Tumble”
Forst, Lamar; four great-grandchildren, Karlee (Anthony) Garrett, Kyle Roehrs,
Ronnah (Travis ) Reed, and Haddi Roehrs; a sister, Marge Fry; and numerous
nieces and nephews. Marcella was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace; her
parents; three sisters, Jessie, Anna, and Hazel; and two brothers, Warren and
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on
Friday, February 10th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will
receive friends from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, February 9th. Burial
will be in Iantha Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to
Lamar United Methodist Church, Hospice Compassus-Lamar, or a Charity of the
Donor’s Choice in care of the funeral home.
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