CHILLICOTHE — Richard Alan Norton, 85, of Chillicothe passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Richard was born on Nov. 19, 1934, in Fayette County, Ill., to Clifford Owen and Lillie Belle (Livesay) Norton. He married Carol Ann Ackerman on Feb. 8, 1959, in Ohio, Ill.

Richard graduated from Tiskilwa High School in 1952 and from Bradley University in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves before going on to work in accounting for Caterpillar for over 38 years. After he retired in 1994, Richard went back to Caterpillar working part-time.

Richard was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Chillicothe, and he enjoyed golfing, traveling and piloting.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Carol; his children, Nola Norton (and her dear friend, Mary Funk) of East Peoria, Larry Norton of Bethalto and Sheryl Kellogg of Hanna City; four grandchildren, Christina (Jerry) Thomas, Nicholas (Alyssa) Norton, and Annabelle and William Kellogg; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Wes Kellogg; and one daughter-in-law, Debbie Norton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe as well as one hour prior to the service at church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation or to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

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