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Thursday, August 7, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News ' l Page B*' Five OBITUARY PHIL NORTON Memorial services were held in West Des Moines Saturda Aug. 2, for Philip Eugene Norton, 85, who died Sunday, July 27, at his home in West Des Moines. Private family burial of his cremated remains were held at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Mr. Norton was born June 14, 1929 near Haven, KS, one of six children of Virgil C. and Florence C. (Ralph) Norton. He attended country school and graduated from Arlington High School, Arlington, KS in 1947. He married Harriett Irene Milboum in Bums, KS Decem- ber 17, 1950. Together they raised four children, Gary A. (Barbara) of Norwalk, Steven R. (Joyce) of Ankeny, Donald E. of West Des Moines and David L. (Janet) of Des Moines. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, sta- tioned at Ft. Holabird in Baltimore, MD. In 1958, he moved the family to Iowa where he-worked in sales for Sinclair Oil Company. for many years. He later worked for Riley Paint Company in Burlington for sev- eral years and FS/Growmark for 16 years in West Des Moines, where he retired in 1994. There were many moves over the years, but in 1972 they returned to West Des Moines. Mr. Norton enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and playing golf. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa State fan. Survivors include his wife, four sons, eight grand- children and five great-grandchildren. "Memorials may be directed to the West Des Moines United Methodist Church Endowment Fund or the West Des Moines Senior Center. Jade's Coupon Beautiful Reflections Salon Studio 1408 Sunset Dr. Welcomes Jade Huls $5 OFF Hair Cuts $10 OFF Color Call 641-990-3888 Offer expires August 23, 2014 ) Lisa's Life Story - written by Lisa England Lisa Rae England was born July 7, 1966 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and was the sixth child born to Edwin and Jean Lejchty. Lisa knocked on heaven's gates early on Sunday morning, July 27, and was sur- rounded by family and friends as she surrendered to a valiantly fought but exhausting war with can- cer. My older and much- loved siblings are Sid, Barr Nancy, Nanette and Scott. They are some of the many heroes who loved and cared for me through- out my life. They will con- tinue to love and assist in caring for our children and my husband in my absence. Thank you to Grant and Leigh VanderHolt for being one of the role models in our children's lives. I have confidence that all of you, along with my husband, will continue to raise our children in a Godly and re- spectful manner. The most important too- ment in my life was the fore you and will not for- day I asked Jesus into my sake you. Do not be afraid; heart when I was around do not be discouraged." six years old. It was ~i trans- John 3:16 - "For God so formational day. I remem loved the world that he ber seeing morn sharing gave his one and only Son, the plan of salvation with that whoever believes in a neighbor girl. I remem- Him shall not perish but ber listening intently, then have eternal life." sneaking off to do what I attended Villisca High Romans 10, verses seven School in southwest Iowa and eight says. I confessed and was active in sports, with my mouth that Jesus drill team and choir. My was Lord and believed in sophomore year, a friend my heart that-Jesus died on asked me out on a date on the cross for me. behalf of his friend'. I told Important verses in my this friend if Todd England life have been: wanted to go out with me, Luke 8:16 - "No one then he needed to ask me lights a lamp and hides it out himself. Which he did. in a clay jar or puts it un- A couple years later, in der abed. Instead, they put May of 1985, I graduated it on a stand, so that those from high school. Todd who come in can see the and I married a few light." months after that on Au- John 15:5 - "I am the gust5th. vine; you are the branches. Texas was our home for If you remain in me and I the next 10-years. During in you, you willbear much that time, I worked as a fruit; apart from me you preschool teacher, then as can do nothing." a State Farm agent. In 1994, Deuteronomy 31:8 - we moved back to Iowa "The Lord himself goes be- and I worked for Von Sales & Service since 1966 Maur for a short period before working at Princi- pal Financial Services. A few years later, Hunter Ty England was born on November 15, 1997, followedby Lauren Rachel England on Octo- ber 3, 1999. I left Principal to become a full-time homemaker and worked part-time in transcription. After both kids started school, my sister-in-law, Kim Leichty, and I founded Stepping Stones Preschool. Todd and I are found- ing members of Fellow- ship Community Church where we remained very active. I enjoyed teaching Sunday school, AWANA, serving as a youth leader, part creator of the Jingle Bells and, we cannot for- get, May and Fay. It was always a blessing and honor to bring God's scrip- ture to the children and adults that came through the church doors. Todd, my husband of 29 years, is my rock. He is my hero and our kids' hero too. He spiritually led me and will continue to lead our kids in prayer, read the Jade's Hours: Tues. 5-9, Wed. 6-9, Sat. 9-4 /F To service our customers even be=r,t we have t:heI! Word daily and spend , Jade's Coupon / State-of-the-Art HunterAlignment System. I hetimewithhas now!them'I askWhatajball of you ] SUBSCRIBE TODAY] JAil work is guaranteed bya 12 months/12,000 Miles WarrantY"1 kidst praYt.o befrstrong,Tdd andfaithful,OUr Send $18 check or money order Complete Engine S cialis remain positive and give for a one year subscription to NAPA Auto Center . .. .... 802 Sunset Drive all the glory to God. PO Box 325, Norwalk, FA 50211 retake peclallS[ Norwalk In addition to Todd, Hunter and Lauren, I'm survived by my parents, Edwin and Jean Leichty, my siblings - Sidne) Barry (Joanie), Nancy (Barry), Nanette (Ken), Scott (Kim) as well as Todd's parents, Carol and Joe Mel, Todd's siblings - K.C. (Glenda) and Jody (Donald). I also leave behind many nieces and nephews who I love and adore as well, as uncles, aunts and cousins who have been such an important part of my life. I'm preceded in death by nephew, Aaron Brown, and father-in-law, Dennis England. Enjoy a West Des Moines address and attend Norwalk Schools at Fox Valley. Large walk-out lots backing to a pond or Iowa's countryside. drive Quick, Easy m i i i f,...... ........................... . ............................... . ............ a to Jordan Creek, downtown, and the airport! i Iowa's Lalt~st F Call for more info: .-- -, ................... :.: .................................... 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