Marvin William Norton

August 3, 1941January 11, 2021

Marvin William Norton, 79, Gladstone, MO, passed away January 11, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospital. A committal service, with military honors, is scheduled at 9:30 AM Saturday, January 16th at Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Marvin was born August 3, 1941 to Carlos Samuel Norton and Olive Mae (Miller) Norton in Muncie, IN. Following high school graduation Marvin served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years including a tour in the Vietnam Conflict. He moved to Kansas City where he worked for Trans World Airlines and retired as a mechanic following 30 years of service. On November 15, 2002, he married Janice Gately. They lived in Gladstone, MO. Marvin loved building and working on Classic Cars. He was a lifetime member of the Minnesota Street Rod Association. He could fix anything that needed fixing. Marvin was active in the Knights of Columbus at Holy Family Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Janice M. Norton; a brother, Warren Norton; and children, Cynthia Norton, Kristine Deierl, Rebecca Bennett, Scott Norton and Suzanne Norton; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was step-father to Janice’s six children, step-grandfather to her fourteen grandchildren and step-great grandfather to her three great grandchildren.


  • Janice M. Norton, Wife
  • Warren Norton, Brother
  • Cynthia Norton, Daughter
  • Kristine Deierl, Daughter
  • Rebecca Bennett, Daughter
  • Scott Norton, Son
  • Suzanne Norton, Daughter
  • Nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren
    Janice's six children,fourteen step-grandchildren and three


  • Committal Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


Marvin William Norton

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James & Terrie George

January 15, 2021

Our sincerest sympathy in your loss!! We so loved Marvin for his funny mischievous manner!! He was so enlightening to speak with and he gave us that father-like loving feeling that was so warm and welcoming!! We will miss him terribly, but we will never forget him!! May he rest in peace in God's heavenly bliss!!

And may God's Peace Be With His family!!

James & Terrie George

Frances Baker

January 15, 2021

To Jan, Brenda and Family,
We are so sadden by the loss of Marvin. We will miss him and his warm smile. He was one of the first parishoners to welcome us to Holy Family Parish 18 years ago. We will never forget his kindness.

With Sympathy
Mike and Frances Baker

Vickie Porter

January 15, 2021

From Grove Oklahoma to table rock lake to just being home Marvin u r one of a kind so many laughs and jokes between us u were even friends with my mom (weiner) and dad one of the kindest caring people I have ever met but we always had to one up on the words I do t know how many times I heard it’s a good thing u aren’t twins you were definitely a class act all your own and a big part of our family fly high old man we love you


January 14, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Even though I didn't know Marvin personally, he always had a smile and a hi.

Karen Ferland

January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear about Marvin's passing. He always was welcoming and I enjoyed talking to him at church. He always made sure to say "hi."

Norman Schmalz

January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear about Marvin's passing. Ruth and I want to wish Jan, Brenda, Jeff and Paul and all the rest of the family our sincere condolences. Marvin was a good friend and a dedicated Knight and I had strong respect for him. He will be missed.

Lisa Ruud

January 14, 2021

Remembering with you...a life so important to so many. With Love and Sympathy
Love Frosty

Maureen Loehr

January 14, 2021

I saw Marvin at the grocery store the week before he went into the hospital. He talked to me about two people: Jan and Paul. He was such a friendly guy, always ready with a smile and laugh, we will miss him at Holy Family.

Barbra Clavey

January 13, 2021

Jan & family,

I'm sorry to hear of Marvin's passing.
May you all feel The Creator's love and peaceful comfort. Continued healing blessings to you Jan.

Much love to you my friend. ❤🙏🏾❤

~ Barbra Clavey

Adam Harrold

January 13, 2021

Marvin was a dear family friend. He would always offer a helping hand. I cannot count the times our family relied on Marvin’s help and skills, mostly with old car projects. His laughter is unmatched and my favorite memory. He will be missed by the Harrold family. Praying for you, Jan, and all of the family.