Mrs. Rebecca “Becky” Ruth Norton, age 76, of Jones, MI. went peacefully to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 3, 1935 in LaGrange Twp., Cassopolis, MI. the daughter of John and Yula Belle (Marshall) Chiddister.
Mrs. Norton has been a lifetime resident of this area. On May 28th 1955, she was united in marriage to Mr. Harold Douglas Norton on the Norton Family farm. Together they spent fifty-six wonderful years together. Becky was a member of the Corey Church of the Nazarene and also the Baldwin Baptist Church during the time she and her husband spent there. She was also a member of the Am Vets 1988, the V.F.W. Auxiliary 5313 both located in Baldwin, MI.
Mrs. Norton loved to garden, fish, cook, decorate cakes, raise chickens, collect chicken knick knacks, flowers, puzzles, painting, sewing and crafts. She especially loved spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Norton was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Wally Chiddister.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Harold Douglas Norton, of Jones, MI.; three sons, Harold D. (Holly) Norton Jr., of Jones, MI., John (Diane) Norton, of Three Rivers, and Jody (Sara) Norton, of Jones, MI.; one sister, Nettie Childress, of Three Rivers; five brothers, John, of Marcellus, Tom and Bill, both of Three Rivers, Dale, of Springdale, AR., and Jeff Chiddister, of Volinia, MI.; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Newberg; (Poes Corner), with Pastor Mike Owen officiating.
Memorial Donations may be directed to Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Dr., Suite 120, Portage, MI. 49024. Envelopes available at the funeral home.