Maxine Alberta Norton, age 91 of Mooresville, Indiana, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2020. Mrs. Norton was born April 26, 1929 to the late Oscar Lee and Zona Belle (Phelps) Whitaker. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. Mrs. Norton married her late husband, Howard Stanley Norton, on June 12, 1948. She retired from Kendrick Memorial Hospital of Mooresville. Mrs. Norton, affectionately called 'Bertie' by family and friends, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Church, Mooresville, and Kappa Kappa Sigma sorority.
Mrs. Norton was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and eldest son David L. Norton, as well as sisters Geneva Whitaker, Evelyn Martin and Doris Elmore and brothers Jesse Whitaker and William Whitaker. She is survived by her children Dennis W. Norton (Connie) of Mooresville, Carol A. Pershing of Mooresville, Nancy J. Norton of Mooresville, Kathy S. Lisby of Avon, Peggy L. Norton of Plainfield and Michael S. Norton (Tammera) of Mooresville and sister Pauline Fields and brothers Harold Whitaker and Donald Whitaker. Mrs. Norton had 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
In an effort to limit the number of people gathering at one time, Mrs. Norton will lie in repose on Friday, December 18, 2020, after 8:30 a.m. at Carlisle - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory for anyone who wishes to pay their respects at the casket and sign the register book. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Friday, with a service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at White Lick Cemetery. The funeral will be livestreamed on the Carlisle - Branson YouTube channel by visiting www.CarlisleBranson.com. Those attending will be required to wear a mask and practice physical distancing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and Riley Hospital for Children.