April 1, 1927 - July 14, 2017
Mary Katherine Norris, age 90, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully at her home at 7:50 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017. She was born on Friday, April 4, 1927, in Siloam Springs, AR the daughter of Clint and Kathleen (Kemper) Smith. Mary grew up in Siloam Springs, where she attended school and graduated from High School Class of 1944, and continued her studies at the University of Arkansas. She was united in marriage to Robert L. (Leo) “Bob” Norris on Sunday, December 12, 1948, in Siloam Springs, and together they shared over sixty-six years of marriage until his death on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Mary and Bob owned and operated Razorback Phillips 66 Oil Company in Mt. Vernon, IL, until retiring in 1976. Following retirement they moved to Eagle Point Bay on Lake of Egypt enjoying the lake for many years until they decided to move to Marion in 2001. She was a member and charter member of Lake of Egypt Christian Church and was actively involved with the church for many years. Mary was an avid bridge player and always enjoyed the company and fellowship of her many friends. She is survived by her son, Clint Robert Norris of Marion; sister-in-law, Beverly Smith of Salem, IL; two nephews, Kent Smith and wife Charlene of Fort Worth, TX and Kerry Smith and wife Julia of Salem, IL, five great nieces and nephews, other extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob Norris and brother, Marshall Smith. Arrangements for Mary K. Norris have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL. A time of visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017, at the funeral home. Following the time of visitation the funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Leroy Waggoner presiding. Interment will follow in Egyptian Memorial gardens Cemetery of Energy, IL. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to “Lake of Egypt Christian Church” or “Charity of Donor’s Choice” and mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For additional information please contact the funeral home by calling 618-993-2131.
Mary Katherine Norris, age 90, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully at her home at 7:50 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017. She was born on Friday, April 4, 1927, in Siloam Springs, AR the daughter of Clint and Kathleen (Kemper) Smith. Mary grew... View Obituary & Service Information
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