NESS CITY - Leonard Albert Norton, 75, died Dec. 28, 2001, at Via Christi Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
He was born Oct. 9 , 1926, in Gove County, the son of Thomas Fahey and Juanita Lehman Norton. A resident of Ness County for the past 70 years, he was a farmer and stockman. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.
He belonged to United Methodist Church, Utica, and was a 25-year director of the Wet Walnut Watershed District.
On Nov. 21, 1951, he married Ilene Merryfield at Dighton. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Marlin, Ness City; a daughter, Vicky Foos, Scott City; two brothers, Clell, Seattle, and Lee, Ness City; four sisters, Jean Borthwick, Beeler, Faye Bauer, Hays, Wilma Ochs, Granberry, Texas, and Judith Carder, Fountain, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Utica, with the Rev. Bruce Ferguson presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Monday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, all at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City. Burial will be in Utica Cemetery, Utica.
Memorials may be sent to the church or the American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home.