Phyllis Norton Obituary

Phyllis M. Norton
Phyllis Norton
Phyllis M. Norton

November 27, 1925 - January 12, 2008
Born in November 27, 1925
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Phyllis M. Norton, 82, passed away January 12, 2008 at Taylor House Hospice after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Generous in death as well as life, she chose to donate her body to the University of Iowa for medical research. At her request no funeral is planned.

Phyllis was born in Des Moines on November 27, 1925 to Rose and John Hoffman. In addition to being a homemaker, Phyllis did bookkeeping for a small business and worked at Northwestern Bell until her retirement. She was an active volunteer, giving her time to Qwest Pioneer Retirees service projects such as Talking Books Repair and to the Heart of Iowa Ostomy Support Group as treasurer. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as, baking and sewing.

Phyllis is survived by her sister, Joan (Fred) Courville, her daughters, Juli (Carl) Cooper and Jill Armentrout and her son, Michael (Karen) Norton; five grandchildren, Christy (John) Wehr, Stephanie Renner, Michelle Norton, Jim Cooper and Dan Norton; her great-grandson, Jack Wehr; and her former husband, Eugene Norton. She is preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Lawrence Westburg and son-in-law, John Armentrout.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Taylor House Hospice, Qwest Pioneer Talking Book Repair or Heart of Iowa Ostomy Support Group.





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