Archive for Sunday, March 23, 1997


March 23, 1997


Services for Wilber D. Norton, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons.

Mr. Norton died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 25, 1910, in Parsons.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked at the Sherwin Williams paint store in Coffeyville. He was a member of the midwest section of the P.G.A. in since1947.

He worked as a golf pro at the Iola Country Club after leaving the military. He moved to Lawrence in 1955 and worked at the Lawrence Country Club until his retirement in 1975. He coached the Kansas University men's golf team from 1968-1970 and in 1973. He was a sponsor of the Kansas Sheriff's Assn. and a member of the Iola Masonic Lodge No. 38, AF&AM.; He was a member of the First Christian Church, Lawrence.

He married Lenora Vivian Coblenz in Parsons. She died Jan. 21, 1996.

Friends may call from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the funeral home.

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