Sapulpa - Lovena Norton, 71, homemaker, died Monday in Tulsa. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday, Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Green Hill. (Tulsa World)
Lovena Norton, 71, passed away August 6, 2012 in Tulsa after battling a lengthy illness.
Lovena was born to Moley and Sarah Earp on October 3, 1940 in Shidler, Oklahoma. Lovena grew up in Shidler and graduated from Shidler High School. Lovena Earp met Jimmy Norton and they were married on December 18, 1960 and moved to Sapulpa where they made their family home. Lovena and Jimmy have been together ever since until Jimmy went to be with the Lord in 2009.
After working as a nurse for some time, Lovena became a full time stay at home mom raising her four children. Lovena loved her God, her husband, her children and her Church Midway Full Gospel in Oakhurst where she was a faithful member. Lovena loved to research genealogy for anyone that would ask, bake and decorate cakes, work in her flower garden, and crochet for everyone she knew. Lovena loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and family gatherings.
Lovena is preceded in death by her sister Mary Earp Horniek; her parents Moley and Sarah LaRue Earp; her husband Jimmy Norton; and a grandson Cody Cosby.
Lovena is survived by her son Nathanael Norton and his wife Deanna of Sapulpa. Daughters; Angelia Stringfellow and husband Stephen of McAlester, Laura Cosby of Sapulpa, Regina Norton of the home where she faithfully cared for both her father and mother till they passed. Eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. One sister Esther Hall and her husband Roy of Alabama. Two brothers; David Earp of Salina, Ok., and Johnathan Earp and wife Connie of Missouri.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at the committal center at Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
Jimmy Leroy Norton
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