Carole Ann (Norton) Norris passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan, Michigan. Carrie was born on July 27, 1947 in Hastings, MI to Donald and Bonnie (Welch) Norton. Carrie graduated from Lakewood High School in 1965. After graduation she attended cosmetology school and then ran an in-home daycare. She began working at the Barry County Jail in 1984 and was promoted to Corrections Officer. She retired from the Barry County Sheriff’s Department after 18 years of service. Carrie’s greatest joy was taking care of all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She delighted in being around kids.
Carole married Michael Norris on May 7, 1993 in Springfield, TN. They resided in Hastings, MI. Carrie is survived by her husband, Michael, her sons, Tad (Julie) Lubitz, Timothy (Rachel) Lubitz. Mother-in law Mary Jane Norris, Brother-in-law Tony Norris. Step-Children Kristen (Andrew) Cove and Curtis (Erica) Norris, sister Jan Lubitz, brother Robert (Dee) Norton. 10 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren, and lots of nieces and nephews. Carrie was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law Gene Lubitz, and nephew Josh Norton.
Visitation will take place at Koops Funeral Chapel, Lake Odessa, MI on Friday September 16, 2016 from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Memorial Service to take place on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 11:00a.m. at the Kilpatrick United Brethren Church in Woodland, MI. Private Family Burial to take place afterwards. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 or Wings of Hope Hospice 530 Linn Street, Allegan, MI 49010.