Born on Dec. 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Allie, Sr. and Gladys Kithcart Heeman.
She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School with the Class of 1957.
After high school, Louise worked as an office manager for the Lander Company in Binghamton, NY, for 40 years before retiring in 1999.
Louise was an active member of the Silvara United Methodist Church. She took great pleasure in traveling all over the United States with her husband, Phillip Norton. She also enjoyed gambling with her husband. Most of all, she loved her family and cooking for about 30 family members every Sunday.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip G. Norton, whom she married on May 6, 1960; children, Phyllis L. Brown (Terry) of Mehoopany, Allen E. Norton (Kimberly) of Newark Valley, NY, Penni S. Pilch (Ronald) of Laceyville, Cathy M. Johnson (Randy) of Laceyville and Jennifer L. Norton of Silvara; her daughter-in-law, Kimberlee G. Norton of Wilmot Twp.; grandchildren, Gregory C. Liddick, Michael P. Liddick (Lindsay), Emily J. Norton, Kelsey L. Norton, Marley M. Norton, Zane David Pilch, Kimberly Ann Pilch, Bridget L. Kelly (Brian), Christopher L. Norton (Brandy), Jared “J.J.” Johnson (Lacey Mosher), Aaron P. Johnson (Jill VanDeMark), Kailee E. Norton, Evan R. Norton, Karley R. Norton, Karissa Allie Brown and Dalton Phillip Brown; 10 great- grandchildren and one on the way; siblings, Barbara Osterhout of Susquehanna, Allie “Sonny” Heeman, Jr. of Silvara, Melvin Heeman (Jeanne) of Spring Hill, Sharon Slater (Charlie) of Laceyville and Edward Heeman (Margie) of Endwell, NY; sisters-in-law, Judy Heeman of Newark Valley, NY, Beverly Casselbury of Montrose and Vera Love of South Auburn; brother-in-law, Bill Norton (Shirley) of Great Bend, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, John R. Norton (Jan. 17, 2012), whom she missed dearly; her nephew, Duane “Duff” Heeman; her sister and brother-inlaw, Beverly and Gerald Brown and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Clara Heeman
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Richard Card of the Silvara United Methodist Church officiating. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m..
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Louise’s name to the Silvara United Methodist Church, c/o Jane Walton, 2531 Steam Mill Hollow Road, Laceyville, PA 18623.