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Stephen Paul Norris, 64, Kokomo, passed away at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 27, 1952, in Somerset, Kentucky. He was the son of Cecil and Okia Fay (Denny) Norris. On May 4, 1973, in Crawfordsville, he married Beverly G. Bushong, and she survives.
Stephen was a 1971 graduate of Wingate High School in Wingate, Indiana. He worked for General Motors as a fork truck driver for 18 years. Stephen was a member of UAW Local 2209, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 167 in Richmond. He enjoyed playing guitar, deer hunting, boating, camping and riding his motorcycle.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Beverly Norris, Kokomo; children, Bridget (Dan) Hinkle, Marsha Morris and Tonia (Adam) Schambers, all of Kokomo; grandchildren, Duntin (Jessica) Hinkle, Corey Hinkle, Mariah Jenks, Justine Jenks, Toby Pierce, Alex Hinkle, Mason Hinkle, Austin Schambers, Jonathan Schambers and Christopher Schambers; siblings, Edward (Lennie) Norris, Brookeville, and Marilyn Johnson, Crab Orchard, Kentucky; along with several nieces and nephews.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Greg Reed officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Stephen's memory to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278, or to the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway W. Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on August 3, 2017
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