Christine Norton, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Morton County Hospital, Elkhart.


    Christine Norton, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Morton County Hospital, Elkhart.
    She was born April 20, 1926, to James Lee and Jennie Orlene (Dickie) Copeland at Healdon, Okla. She married William “Bill” Norton on April 13, 1945, at Las Vegas. They moved from Oklahoma to Rolla in 1953. He preceded her in death March 30, 2008.
    She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include two sons, Garry Norton and wife, Donna, and William Neil Norton and wife, Christine, all of Hugoton; three daughters, Dorinda Scobee and husband, Michael, Dallas, Melba Anderson and husband, Edward, Rolla, and Beverly Gerrond and husband, Daniel, Hugoton; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; one sister, Beulah Mae Hutchins; and five brothers, Cyris L., Charles A., Jesse H., William M. and Lloyd L. Copeland.
    The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, Hugoton, with Minister Randy Nash presiding. Burial will be in the Hugoton Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Paul’s Funeral Home, Hugoton. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church Ladies Group in care of Paul’s Funeral Home, Box 236, Hugoton, KS 67951.