Betty's Story

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Betty Eileen Romine Norris, 95, of Clay City, passed away March 11, 2017, at Union Hospital. She was born in Anderson, March 21, 1921, the daughter of William H. Romine and Nancy Jane Whiteman Romine.
She graduated from Anderson High School in 1939, and started working in McCrory's Dime Store. There, she met her future husband, Merle E. Norris. They were married on Aug. 25, 1940, in Anderson.
Since her husband was from Clay City, they made a move there after their first child, David was born. Daughter Nancy was born in 1948.
Betty worked for Ralph Northrop's store until she had the opportunity to start as a substitute clerk at the Clay City Post Office. Betty retired from the USPS in 1986 after 20 years.
During vacation time, Betty, Merle and Nancy enjoyed traveling, including trips to Korea, Germany and Hawaii.
Betty was active in the United Methodist Church of Clay City, singing in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Missionary Society. She was a 50-year-member of the OES 355, and served as Worthy Matron for one year.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved husband, Merle Norris, in January of 1984.
Survivors include David Norris and his wife Linda of Orlando, Fla.; her daughter, Nancy Lou Norris of Clay City; grandchildren, Eric Jason Norris and wife Melissa and Christopher Norris; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Sierra, Venessa, Scarlett, Jesse, and Makenzie; nieces, Julia Austin (Tom) and Joyce DeShong; nephew, Jerry Crodian; and one cousin, Florence Edwards; and many dear friends.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, with the Rev. Deb Moore-Hardin officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 610 S. Washington St., Clay City, IN. 47841. Post a note of condolence at:
Published on March 12, 2017
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