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Ruby W. (Widrick) Norton
March 22, 1941 ~ October 26, 2016

LOWVILLE – Ruby W. Norton, 75, of Stowe Street, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

She is survived by Ronald, her husband of fifty-four years; two children and their spouses, Brad and Joi Norton, of Glenfield, and Kelley and Terry Dosztan, of Lowville; a sister and her husband, Phyllis and Paul Jantzi, of Lowville; and four grandchildren, Heather and Michael Dosztan and Stacie and Tyler Norton; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by three sisters, Helen Lyndaker, Adeline Kirch Zehr, and Florence Widrick, who died at age 9; and by a brother, Edwin Widrick.

Ruby was born on March 22, 1941, in Lowville, a daughter of the late John E. and Ellen Lehman Widrick.  She attended country school on the Number Three Road and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1959.  Then, she attended Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, for the secretarial program.  After completing her education, Ruby began working for Attorney Farrington Young and Judge Fred Young, Judge of the Court of Claims.  On August 4, 1962, she married Ronald W. Norton at the Lowville Baptist Church with Rev. Allen officiating.  Mrs. Norton continued working for Attorney Farrington Young for several years before working for local attorneys in Lowville for many years.  Ruby retired from the Cummings, McGuire, Dunckel and Campany Law Firm in 2001.

Ruby was a member of the Lowville Fire Department Auxiliary and of the Lowville Home Demonstration Club for many years.  She also volunteered with the Lewis County Office of the Aging.  Together with her husband, Ruby enjoyed snowmobiling, riding ATVs, and going to camp at Highmarket.  She enjoyed traveling throughout the country, and attending many NASCAR races.

Calling hours will be from 2:00 – 5:00 PM on Monday, October 31, 2016, at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.  A prayer service will be held at 5:00 PM, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating.  A luncheon will be served at the Lowville Fire Department immediately following the prayer service.  A private burial will take place at the convenience of the family in the Martinsburg Cemetery.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the Lowville Free Library, 5387 Dayan Street, Lowville, New York 13367 or to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, New York 13367.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2016.