Annadell Norton, 90

Annadell Norton, age 90, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away late Friday evening August 17, 2012 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

She was born October 24, 1921 in Brushy Prairie, Indiana a daughter of the late Russell and Ethel (Fennell) Blasius.

Mrs. Norton grew up and attended school in Sturgis and was a Sturgis High School graduate with the class of 1939.

In 1940 she married Jack W. Norton and they lived in Michigan, Colorado, Florida and Georgia in the early years of their marriage before settling permanently in Sturgis in 1947. They had four children.

Annadell was first and foremost a homemaker, but also worked at Montgomery Ward, Transogram, Denton Mills and Freeman Manufacturing Company from where she retired. She was a skilled seamstress and did alterations for many people in the community. She was an active member of the First United Methodist in Sturgis, serving on many committees and as president of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by three daughters: Melody (Dean) Mead of LaGrange, Indiana, Luanne (Howard) Booth of Gregory, and Suanne (Val) Milholland of Sturgis; daughter-in-law: Mary Norton of Bay City; four grandchildren: LeeAnn Morrison, Daniel Moon, Scott Booth and Ryan Norton; five great grandchildren: Heather Torres, Nicole Morrison, Hayden Morrison, Olivia Booth and Caleb Moon; one great great grandchild: Sydney Torres and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Michael Norton; grandson: James Johnsonbaugh; four brothers: George, John, Joe and Richard and two sisters: Morita Ritter and June Wentworth.

In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at a later date to be announced.

The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 in entrusted with the arrangements.

The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Norton’s memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38148.

The obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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