OBITUARY

Barton "Bart" Earl Norton

May 4, 1964June 5, 2019
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Barton “Bart” Earl Norton, retired Wichita Police Officer, passed away suddenly at the age of 55, on June 5, 2019 in Andover, Kansas. He was born May 4, 1964 in Wichita, Kansas. He attended El Dorado High School. He served his country proudly from 1982 to 1988 in the US Navy aboard the USS Camden, and in the Navy Reserves. He followed his military service by joining the El Dorado Department of Public Safety, serving as a police officer from 1987-1990. In 1990, he joined the Wichita Police Department. He served as a Patrol Officer in the Patrol East and Patrol North Bureaus; a traffic officer in the Special Operations Bureau Motor Unit, and a Field Training Officer. In 2014, Bart was asked to serve as an Academy Field Training Officer training new recruits. During his career, Bart also received numerous awards including, Officer of the Year in 2010; four Bronze Wreaths of Merit; a 20-Year Safe Driving Award; a Life Saving Award; and a Distinguished Service Award. He retired from the Wichita Police Department in July 2014 after serving the Wichita community proudly for over 24 years. Bart was preceded in death by his father Don Norton; and his grandparents, Evelyn and Barton Slaymaker; and Earl and Doris Cuddyback. Bart is survived by his beloved wife, Dr. Jaime Oeberst; his three children, Kaila (Nolan) Clark, Tyler (Leone) Norton, and Evyn Norton; his three grandchildren, Nolan Clark, Jr., Nevaeh Clark, and Blakely “PNUT” Norton. He is also survived by his mother, Judy Ann Norton; his sister, Misty (Dennis) Jack; his nephew Bradin Smith; and his nieces, Brooke Walden and Madison Derringer; and many cousins. In addition to being a Super Hero, Bart loved golf, the Jayhawks, music, dancing, carpentry, landscaping, and entertaining people with his anecdotes and videos on Facebook. He will be remembered for his deep love and devotion to his family and friends, his dedication to community and country, his tireless work ethic, and his wicked sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by anyone fortunate enough to have known him. In accordance with his wishes, the following services have been arranged: Visitation and Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 11th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Resthaven Mortuary; a Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at 10 am at Central Community Church; Graveside Services will be held immediately following the Celebration of Life at Resthaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Honore Adversis Foundation (www.thin-blue-line.org).

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Jaime Oeberst, Wife
  • Kaila Clark, Daughter
  • Nolan Clark, Son-in-law
  • Tyler Norton, Son
  • Leone Norton, Daughter-in-law
  • Evyn Norton, Daughter
  • Nolan Clark Jr., Grandchild
  • Nevaeh Clark, Grandchild
  • Blakely "PNUT" Norton, Grandchild
  • Judy Ann Norton, Mother
  • Misty Jack, Sister
  • Dennis Jack, Brother-in-law
  • Bradin Smith, Nephew
  • Brooke Walden, Niece
  • Madison Derringer, Niece
  • Bart is also survived by many cousins, extended family and friends to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyler Norton
  • Dennis Jack
  • Chet Pinkston
  • Mo Mitchell
  • Bradin Smith
  • Paul Schmidt, III
  • Jeff Petro
  • Dwight Marcum

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Jeff Howington

June 12, 2019

Norton Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I never knew Tyler’s Father. I can tell you I have heard him speak of Mr. Norton on more than one occasion. Mr. Norton your son you raised to be a strong hard working MAN. Tyler your pops is proud of you and your family. So Mr. Norton Rest In Peace my friend. I will meet you someday in our SAVIORS KINGDOM!
Jeff & Peyton

Richard Vickers

June 11, 2019

Bart,

I’m glad for the time we had to be together and to have been your friend. I’m glad for all the times we had to play golf together. I’ll miss you.

Photo is from the Marc Henry Memorial Golf Tournament held on June 8. Another friend I lost last year on June 11th.

Jill Helene Demo

June 11, 2019

My prayers go to Bart's family and friends .He will be so missed.I will never forget you Bartman !! Spending a lot of my childhood days with the Schmidt's and neighbor kids.You are so missed.God bless your family and friends.

Vanessa Graber

June 10, 2019

Bart was the sweetest, most caring and definitely the funniest man I’ve ever had a pleasure to know. Ive never laughed so much in my life around him. He always had something hilarious to say or talk about. He was so thoughtful and would do anything for anyone. I’m so glad I got the chance to know him. We are thinking about you all during this time and we love you .
Our deepest condolences
Vanessa and Wendy Graber

Greg Leischner

June 10, 2019

So shocked and saddened to hear about Bart's passing. He was one of my favorite co-workers in the traffic section of WPD. Always a great sense of humor and never hesitated to back me up when he was a motor officer. RIP friend.

Stella Boyd

June 9, 2019

I worked with Bart at Patrol North for many years and we were more than co-workers. We were truly good friends. We laughed and a couple of times we cried. I watched his kids grow and rejoiced with him when they were expecting the last bundle of joy. You can rest now brother and I will see you when I get there.

Harry Simpson

June 9, 2019

Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Dayna Bishop

June 8, 2019

My deepest condolences and thoughts go out to the family. I have known Bart, Misty, and Judy my whole life. I grew up knowing Judy and Don as aunt and uncle. My favorite memories were Christmas with them. I babysat Bart and Misty in the summer and I have alot of memories from those days. Bart as I'm sure you can guess was onry but he sure turned out a great man. I loved watching them and spending the summer at thier house. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you throughout your grief and sorrow .

James Bishop

June 8, 2019

I am just loss for words. I have known this man for 3 decades .
Worked with him, laugh with him and cried with him. Golfed with him had jokes with him and always enjoyed being around him. His sense of humor was incredible. And life without him will be hard to endure I can't even guess how his family is enduring. My heart goes out to his wife and daughter, his son and his little pnut. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Cory Arellano

June 8, 2019



Bart certainly made squads fun and entertaining. The best part of the day was the comic relief that he provided at the beginning of each shift.
You will certainly be missed brother. Still can't believe you are gone. Truly heartbreaking.
Jaime and family, Jennifer and I are so sorry for you loss. Bart was an awesome family man. I can still remember Tyler running around the station as a little boy. He loved coming to work and spending time with Bart and the rest of the guys.

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