Virginia Louise Dickey Norton

NEGLEY – Virginia Louise Dickey Norton, 91, a lifelong resident of Negley, died at 9:45 pm Saturday at Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, East Palestine, following a brief illness.

She was born March 10, 1922, a daughter of William and Inez (Young) Dickey.

Virginia was a homemaker and member of Negley United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, William Norton of Mississippi; two daughters, Shirl (Rich) Rollins of Bellevue, Neb., and Sandy (Bob) Ellis of East Palestine; a brother, Don “Peewee” Dickey of Negley; 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Norton, a son, Gary Norton, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Negley United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy L. Barton officiating. Burial will follow in Glenview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Negley United Methodist Church, Negley Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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