Sharon K. Norton



Sharon K. Norton, 71, of rural Milton died at 11:50 A.M. Saturday January 17, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.  She was born February 7, 1943 in rural Pulaski to Peter and Bertha Blum Jessen and married Wayne Norton December 17, 1961 in Ottumwa.

Sharon graduated from Davis County High School, Bloomfield and was a farm homemaker.  She had also worked at King Insurance, Milton, Casey’s General Store, Bloomfield and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Hedrick.  She was an active member of Cantril Christian Church and Gideons International.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Mark Norton (Dee) of Marshalltown, a daughter, Darla Hargis (Alan) of Ottumwa, four grandchildren, Rebecca Elliott, Rachel Norton and Mason and Kaylie
Hargis, a great grandson, Alex Elliott, five sisters, Martha Blasi of Clarinda, Elsie Wagler of Cody, WY, Evelyn Wells (Robert) of Valle De Oro, TX, Gwendlyn Foster Bates (Earl) of Huntsville, TX and Shirley Schmidt (Robert) of Mundelein, IL, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Richard, Harold and Ronald Jessen.

Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Thursday January 22, 2015 at Cantril Christian Church, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Wednesday with family present from 5-7 P.M. at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home, church or mailed to the family at 25775 Chestnut Ave., Milton, IA 52570.