OBITUARY ~ MAMIE NEOLA "BETTY" (NORTON) NORRIS
January 29, 1923 ~ July 25, 2011
Mamie Neola "Betty" NORRIS, daughter of Cresser Cargo and Mamie Marie NORTON, was born January 29, 1923 at Unionville,
Betty was raised in St. Joseph, MO and as a young woman she liked to sing and yodel.
She married Lawrence "LD" NORRIS in Princeton, MO in 1968. They made their home in Kansas City before moving to Des
Moines, Iowa in 1971 where they would live for the rest of their married life. Betty retired as manager of the laundry
services at Elm Crest Nursing. LD and Betty liked to travel to family homes to visit; always taking along little dog,
Midnight. They also liked to fish.
After LD passed away in January 1999, Betty spent time tending to her home and
taking care of her little dog Teddy. After a bad fall in 2007, Betty moved to Good Samaritan Home in Indianola to be
closer to her niece DeAnna. A great kidder, she quickly became a favorite of the nursing home staff who always saw
that she had her coffee cup full.
Betty passed away at Good Samaritan Home in Indianola on July 25, 2011.
was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry; infant sister Daisy May and four brothers Eddie, Earl, Lee and
Survivors include her sister Katie WALKER of Ottumwa, Iowa; sister-in-law Phyllis Van ZANDT of Berwick, IA;
niece DeAnna (Alan) BECK of Indianola; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Redding Cemetery, Redding. Wilson-Watson Funeral
Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2011
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