Pastor dan my condolences on the loss of your mother in law she looked like a delightful lady
TIPTON, Iowa - Rachel Lois Norton, 94, of Tipton, went to her heavenly home on Friday, May 3, 2019.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Calvary Church. Private burial will take place in Whitmer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Church.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, at the church. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Rachel was born on July 20, 1924, on a farm near Sepo, Illinois. She was the daughter of Caleb and Mae (Bohannon) Larson. When Rachel was a baby the family moved to Illinois City, Illinois, where her father was the pastor of the Methodist Church. She graduated from Grandview High School in 1942. After teaching for two years at Otter Creek School, she came to Wilton in 1944 to continue her teaching career. It was there that she met and married her husband of 66 years, Willie Norton, they were married on March 17, 1946. She and Willie raised four children on their farm, Clover Hill, north of Wilton. Rachel taught 5th and 6th grades in the Wilton Schools until her retirement in 1986, having taught for a total of 31 years.
Rachel loved meeting people, having them into her home, and using her gift of hospitality. She was an avid reader and had a love for teaching and learning. She enjoyed many things in life, but most of all she had a strong love for her family and her Lord. She was a member of Calvary Church, Muscatine.
Rachel is survived by her four children, Becky (Randy) Bradfield of Tipton, Lea (Dan) Schoepf of Muscatine, Bill (Debbie) Norton of Tipton, and Tom (Diane) Norton of Muscatine; sixteen grandchildren; and 49 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie; three brothers, Keith, Leland, and Merlin; one sister, Mary Elizabeth; and one grandson, Jason Guyer.
Rachel was in one of my Bible studies & such an awesome lady. My condolences go out to the families.
I am so sorry for your loss, keeping you all in my prayers. Mrs. Norton was a wonderful woman and great teacher.
So very sorry for your loss. Rachel was a great lady and such a special teacher. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rachel's entire family.
A beautiful life and a beautiful lady. The world is a better place because Mrs. Norton was there to teach us in Wilton. We must carry on just like she taught us to do. My shared sorrow reaches out to you Norton's, Bradfield's and Schoepf's. God bless!
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and a great teacher.
We are so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
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