Mary Ann Norris

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Mary Ann Norris

March 27, 1930 - February 15, 2019

Mary Ann Norris Mary Ann Norris, 88, of State Route 158, New Wilmington, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Jameson Care Center. She was born on March 27, 1930, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Thomas Ray Wright and Mary Isabel Bartilson Sarver.
Mary Ann graduated Summa Cum Laude from Westminster College and taught at Hickory Elementary. She traveled to Japan to teach at Johnson Air Force Base. It was in Japan that she met the love of her life. Upon returning to the United States, John and Mary Ann were married on July 27, 1956, and spent the next 62 years together.
Mary Ann was a substitute teacher for New Wilmington schools and a proofreader for The Globe. She served in the Jameson Guild volunteering in the Hostess Shop. She enjoyed cross-stitch, creating beautiful Christmas stockings for her children and grandchildren.
Mary Ann was an active member of the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church for more than 70 years, where she served as an Elder, a Deacon, and a Sunday School Teacher. Besides her husband, John Shelby Norris, she is survived by daughters, Audrey Gail Norris of New Castle and Carol Ann Smith (Daniel) of Dillsburg; sons: John Shelby (Teresa) Norris Jr. of Hubbard, OH, Thomas Preston (Toni) Norris of New Wilmington; an adopted daughter, Kathryn Ann (Tom) Mansell of New Castle; one brother, Thomas Ray Wright (Nona) Sarver Jr. of Hermitage, TN; six grandchildren, Lena Hyvesson, Nikki Moose, Shelby Norris, Rachel Norris, Georganna Norris, and Taylor Norris; four step-grandchildren, Danielle MacNamara, Chelsea Rogel, Carlee Rogel, and Cliff Rogel; four great-grandchildren, Garin and Finn Hyvesson, Neil and Caroline Alleman; and one step-great-grandchild, Kieran Macnamara.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Jane Huff.
A celebration of her life will held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 229 S. Market St., New Wilmington, PA 16142 with Dr. Matthew Camlin officiating. The family will receive friends directly following the service. Arrangements were entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, New Wilmington.
Published on February 17, 2019
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David Tobin
Feb 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Norris family. What a wonderful person, always kind and generous.
Ken, Rhonda & Nick Huff and Taylor Smith
Feb 18, 2019
May the Grace and Peace of God hold you in his arms in this most difficult time. Comfort yourselves that Heaven has gained another Angel. She is at peace and rest with her sister, mom and dad. Memories of her will keep her alive in our hearts now and always. We will miss Aunt Mary Ann.
Bill and Lisa McFerren
Feb 18, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss! She was a wonderful woman!
Cynthia "Cyd" Larson
Feb 18, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you Mr. N., Audrey, Carol, John, Tom and the rest of the family. Mrs. N. was a wonderful neighbor to me as a kid. She will always hold a special place in my heart. May God be your source for comfort in these sad and difficult times. You are in my prayers.
Teresa and Doug Bachman
Feb 18, 2019
So sorry to hear Carol about the passing of your mother. Prayers are sent your way. Lena and Nikki a grandmothers love and memories are never ending.

Love, Teresa and Doug
Harold Huff, Sr.
Feb 18, 2019
Mary Ann was a wonderful and caring sister-in-law to me and was always a phone call away. She always kept in touch with me when Nancy was so sick. She will be missed by many people. I know she has earned her angel wings.
Jerry and Pat Iwanejko
Feb 18, 2019
We are saddened to learn of Mary Ann's passing. We fondly remember her and and the Norris family as we attended the activities our sons shared with your children. She was such a lovely person. Sending wishes for God's peace and comfort to all of you. The Iwanejko Family