Karen A. Norton

November 11, 1951April 5, 2021

PEKIN~ Karen A. Norton, 69, of Pekin, passed away 3:39 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2021 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin.

Born November 11, 1951 in Pekin to Lloyd and Irene (Gash) Thomas, she married Frank Norton on February 14, 1971 in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Michelle Emig of Pekin; two sons, Chris (Jillian) Norton and Dustin Norton both of Pekin; one granddaughter, Andrea Emig of Pekin and one brother, Allen Thomas also of Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Nora and Jennifer Thomas.

Karen was a homemaker for many years and enjoyed the time she spent with her children.

In her free time she loved going for drives and going out to eat with her family. Karen was also a bingo player and enjoyed watching WWE wrestling. She loved her family and her dogs and will be missed by all.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Grafelman Farms Rescue, 404 N Capitol St, Pekin IL 61554.

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Jamie Johnson

April 8, 2021

Michelle & Family,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please know she must be so happy to be with her sisters & parents once again & is no longer ill or in pain. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love. Jamie

Kathleen Wertheimer

April 7, 2021

My sincere condolences dear ole friend. We go back a long way. God gained another angel. Sadly I know the pain as well.. May he be with you and yours during this time. God bless.

Cortney Bass

April 7, 2021

I am a friend of Chris’s. I am sending my love and prayers during this difficult time. I know how much she meant to Chris and my heart aches for him and his family. I’m so sorry.
May God be with you all. Bless you.