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Norma M. Elton

Norma M. Elton, age 92, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Saturday afternoon, May 6, 2017 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. She was born November 7, 1924 in Bluefield, West Virginia to Bertram and Florence (Meller) Riches. Norma was a 1942 graduate of Wauseon High School and on January 10, 1948 married John Elton. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Norma worked as a bookkeeper for the Ohio Gas Company for over 40 years, where she was known as the "Gas Lady". Norma lived a very active lifestyle and known as a social butterfly, who looked forward working out at St. Luke's Cardiac Rehab. She also enjoyed painting with watercolor, driving around town and taking her friends and family to local eateries, and most of all, attending and being actively involved in Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member.

Norma will be greatly missed by her loving and devoted grandchildren, Sean (Jacci) Snyder and Angie (Scott) Maple; great-grandchildren, Kirstin, Chase and Jack Snyder, and Collin and Carly Maple; great-great-granddaughter, Sophia; and brothers, Bert (Joan) Riches and Lee (Karen) Riches.

Besides her husband, John, Norma was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Candice Ann Elton-Sherman and sister, Mary Anita.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, where visitation will be held from 12:00 (Noon) to 2:00 p.m. Pastor J.T. Bean will officiate. Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Thursday, May 11th from 12:00 pm (Noon) to 2:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church

Funeral Service: Thursday, May 11th at 2:00 pm in the Church

Interment: East Swanton Cemetery

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What fun and good times we had when we were young and our husbands were at our side. You will always be remembered as kind, happy, gracious, and all the other nice adjectives! Remember our New Year's parties and the one at our pool because everyone had gone to Florida that year for the Bowl Game--happy memories! Norma Jean Taylor.

NORMA JEAN TAYLOR May 11 2017 12:00 AM

The members of Swanton Elks Lodge send our sympathies and condolences to all of Norma's family. Norma has been a valued friend and part of our organization for over 46 years. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

Swanton Elks May 11 2017 12:00 AM

Bert, Joan, Lee, Karen and Family, Aunt Norma was such a beautiful, kind, and elegant woman. We will miss her warmth and loving spirit. She always had a way of making us feel welcome and at ease in her company. We are especially grateful that she made the trek all the way to England to attend our wedding and we will never forget the lovely visits we got to share with her each time we were able to travel back to Ohio. We are thinking of you and all her extended family during this time. Our deepest sympathy and condolences are with you. Love, Chris, Tara, Charley, Isabel & Jack

Chris & Tara Gamble and Family May 10 2017 12:00 AM

Norma was a lovely woman, always ready with a kind word. She will grace Heaven with her kind and gentle spirit. I will miss our little chats.

Melissa & Fred Sturt May 10 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Norma she was a real class act.

Bill & Lucy Doren May 9 2017 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry to hear of Norma's passing. She was such a sweet, sweet lady, loved and admired by all that knew her. I looked forward to seeing her and chatting no matter how briefly. What a beautiful spirit she had. Heaven certainly gained a wonderful angel. I am sure the reunion in heaven is fantastic!

Bill and Barb Schmidt May 9 2017 12:00 AM

Heaven gained a sweet angel! "Grandma Elton" was a kind, friendly and loving woman. Her smile lit up the room! I am so very sorry for your loss, Angie and family. My thoughts are with you.

Julie Hull May 9 2017 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincere codolences

Lynda Coffey & David Westmark May 9 2017 12:00 AM

I am really going to miss Norma! I always looked forward to seeing her. I told her once that she would make a great First Lady, so gracious and friendly to everyone. She told me she didn't think Johnny would want to be president! She always kept me up to date with grand children and great grand children. I am so blessed to have known her. You are all in my prayers.

Patty Carroll May 9 2017 12:00 AM

What a sweet ,beautiful lady! So sorry for you loss.

Nancy wymer May 9 2017 12:00 AM

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