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January 3, 2013

(4/28/1975 - 10/25/2012)

Mary E. Ellison-Norton, 37 of LaGrange, Missouri died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

The daughter of Francis and Nancy Leeser Ellison, Mary was born on April 28, 1975 at St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

She was united in marriage to Jonathon Rory Norton on January 10, 2010 at Kirksville, Missouri.

Mary was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church in LaGrange, Missouri and the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She was a graduate of Highland High School and Culver-Stockton College. Mary dearly loved and enjoyed her step-sons and nieces & nephews and enjoyed singing and participating in musical productions throughout school.

She is survived by her husband, Rory Norton of LaGrange, Mo.; two step-sons, Ryan Norton of LaGrange, Mo. and Reece Norton of Oak Grove, Mo.; parents, Francis and Nancy Ellison of Canton, Mo.; father and mother-in-law, Rex and Theresa Norton of Gorin, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty Leeser of LaGrange, Mo.; two brothers, John Ellison & wife Jerilyn and James Ellison & wife Tammy both of Canton, Mo.; nieces & nephews, Doug Ellison, Diann (Leslie) Brumbaugh, Aaron Ellison, Patrick, Isaac, Robert, Elizabeth and Joseph Ellison.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, James Leeser, paternal grandparents, Patrick Eugene Ellison and Mary Margaret Riney Ellison Stewart.

A Celebration of Mary's Life was held Friday, December 28, 2012 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Canton with Father Basil Eruo officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Patrick Cemetery Association.

Arnold's Funeral Home in Canton was in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.arnolds

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