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