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Elaine Mae “Moc” Norton, 81, of Rushville, passed away at 10:10 PM, Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.
She was born on April 10, 1938, in Ithaca, New York, the daughter of Thomas Cassady and Mildred Belle (Hausner) Harris. She first married Billy Thornton and later Hank Fulscher. In 1983, she married Clarence “Pa” “Dusty” Norton.
Surviving are four children Lynne Shelton of Quincy, Suzy Hammon and husband Bob of Rushville, Tom Thornton and wife Johnna of Springfield, and Brenda King of Quincy, 14 grandchildren Shardai Shelton and husband Christopher Wiese, Dr. Jarod Shelton and significant other Pauline Derlacki, Jenny Wolf and fiancée Michael Thompson, Robin Bailey and husband Kyle, Erin Hammon, John Thornton, Kaylon Thornton and fiancée Emilie Heckenkamp, Logan Thornton, Kenny Bradshaw, Michael Thornton, Corey McMurl, Christopher Self, Johnny Hamm and wife Chelsey and Nathan Hamm and wife Heather, 21 great grandchildren, one sister Bonnie Raney of Temecula, California, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Terri Hamm, and one son-in-law Greg Shelton.
A 1956 graduate of Ithaca High School, she served as an Airman 2nd Class with United States Air Force. She first worked at J.C. Penney in Rushville. She then worked for over 26 years at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in both the Dietary and Housekeeping Departments. She later babysat in her home.
Elaine was a member of the First Baptist Church in Littleton and was a big supporter of the Humane Society. She enjoyed painting and bowling. She also bred and sold Yorkshire Terriers.
Due to the current health situation and directives by the Illinois Governor and CDC a visitation to celebrate Elaine’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Littleton or the Schuyler Senior Center.
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