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Geraldine L. Norton
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Geraldine L. Norton

Geraldine L. Norton, 95, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Carriage Square, St. Joseph.
She was born January 3, 1923, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Kerns) Shipman in St. Joseph. After graduating high school, she was a bookkeeper throughout most of her life.
Geraldine married Robert Richard Norton, Sr., February 15, 1946. He preceded her in death July 11, 2017.
She was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church. Geraldine enjoyed bowling, reading, playing cards, and watching all sports; especially the Royals.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Harold and Donald Shipman.
Survivors include children, Robert Norton, Jr., (Lisa), St. Joseph, Mary Beth Alpers (Denny), St. Joseph, Roxanne Lawson (Jeff), St. Joseph, Thomas Norton (Robin), St. Joseph, and Samuel Scott Norton (Darla), Platte City; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Nellie Shipman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests contributions to the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at

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5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

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Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

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