Mary A. Norris, Wabash, passed away at 5:01 p.m. Jan. 13, 2021, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
She was born on July 11, 1919, to Hazel Ply and Loran Rife. She was married to Uhul (Joe) Norris for 70 years. He passed away on Nov. 19, 2007. She was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of Bacholer Creek Church of Christ. She worked at Honeywell for 20 years. The family lived in Wabash until moving to Naples, Fla., for 25 years and Avon Park for five years. They returned to Wabash in 2001.
She was a homemaker and Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed swimming, fishing, walking along the beach, shelling and making shell crafts. While living in Florida she raised orchids and many tropical flowers and plants.
She is survived by her daughter: Bonnie Norris, North Manchester; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceeded in death by four brothers and seven sisters.
Burial will be private and take place at Falls Cemetery in Wabash.