Mary E. Norris, age 85, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020, at her home.

She was born on January 13, 1935, in Loogootee, Indiana, to  Charles and Hazel (Tedrow) McGuire.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was an avid quilter for the parish. She owned Mary Norris Drapery for 35 years and was well known for her custom drapery and sewing. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, oil painting, and watching the Indiana Pacers. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Donna Watson and husband Samuel, of Olympia, Washington; and Kathy Mathias and husband Charlie, of Petersburg; one brother, John McGuire and wife Jean, of Colorado; grandchildren, Collin Padgett, Logan Padgett and wife Erica, Gabriel Watson and wife Lisa, Daniel Watson, Stacy Sickbert and husband Seth, and Ryan Mathias and wife Holly; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Robert “Bob” Norris; her parents; and four brothers, Pat, Tom, Charlie, and James McGuire.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Very Reverend J. Kenneth Walker at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 18th, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at the Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Center for Women’s Ministries.

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