Elnora Norris, 71

Elnora L. Norris, 71, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Canterbury Rehab, Fort Wayne.Born March 21, 1940, in Huntington County, she was the daughter of Edward P. and Bessie H. (Rupley) Schenkel.She grew up in Andrews and moved to Whitley County in 1975. She graduated from Andrews High School with the Class of 1958.On June 10, 1961 she married Brent L. Norris in Andrews. She retired from Precision Plastics, Columbia City in 2001. Survivors include her son, Kevin (Anna) Norris of North Manchester; one granddaughter, Abbie M. Norris; two step-granddaughters, Danielle Gayheart and Ashley Vergon; two step-grandchildren, Clint Ousley and Chris Pawloski; friend, Scott Newman of Columbia City; friend, Jina R. Newman of South Whitley and nine great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Brent L. Norris; sons, David L. and Michael E. Norris.Visitation will be held Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Certified Funeral Celebrant Sharon Brockhaus officiating.Burial will follow at South Whitley Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Mrs. Norris to St. Paul’s County Line Church, Andrews or Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department.Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.