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     Dot Norton, age 93, of Lamar, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Dot was born July 7, 1917, at Iantha, Missouri, the youngest of the five daughters of Walter and Mary (Quick) Evilsizer.  A life-long Barton County resident, Dot graduated from Lamar High School in 1935 and immediately began her 70 year career in retail on the Lamar Square.  She first worked at Williams and Beans Dry Goods.  She then worked for King’s Fashions which she purchased and renamed Dot’s Fashions in 1973.  In 1988, she acquired the Corner Card & Gift Shop and it became known as Dot’s Hallmark.  Dot was a member of First Baptist Church of Lamar.

     On January 9, 1944, at Parsons, Kansas, Dot married Wayne I. Norton and they celebrated 56 years together before his death August 12, 2000.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, Walter & Mary Evilsizer; and four sisters, Zoe Houser, Fay Evilsizer, Gay Payton, and May Hart.

     Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Shiela & John Ford and Marcia & John Bary, all of Lamar; five grandchildren, Grant Ford, Pella, Iowa, Pierce Ford, Lamar, Andrew & his wife Jennifer Bary, Washington, D.C., Catherine & Maksim Bary, Lamar; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jacob Bary, Washington, D.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of customers and friends.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 12th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Home/Health in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#8 GaNicole L. 2010-12-20 18:33
Norton family, I am so sorry to hear about your dear family member. I did not know her personally but write to acknowledge your loss and share a comforting thought from the sciptures as the days pass, Psalms 34:18.
#7 Marlene Langston 2010-12-20 17:41
Marcia and John
Where have the years gone?
Your Mom was always a lady.
Now she can tell Dad how much
Lamar business has changed.
Thinking of you
Marlene Dalton Langston
#6 Jackson, TNRalph Leverett 2010-12-17 14:25
I can't remember not knowing your mother. I will always remember her grace and warmth. She was synonymous with the best in Lamar.
#5 Liberal, MOJeanette Carpenter 2010-12-14 21:32
Shiela, Marcia and families,
I know the pain of loosing a mom. We were all blessed with wonderful mother's. I have been thinking about you and want you to know you are all in my prayers. I'm so glad you got to be with Dot the last few years.
#4 Sheldon, MOSandy Burns 2010-12-13 12:01
Marcia aka Miss Norton,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
#3 Overland Park, KSMichelle Patton Magee 2010-12-13 10:41
So sorry to hear of you mother's passing. She was a lovely lady. Your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.
#2 Mindy Kreissler Kuplen 2010-12-11 09:32
Shiela and Marcia, so sorry to read about your lovely mother....I can still picture her! I loved Miss Evilsizer at school, too. My prayers are with you and your families. Thinking of you, Mindy.
#1 Lamar, Mo.Vickie Clark 2010-12-11 09:26
Ford and Bary Families, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Dot's smile and soft spoken voice will be missed by many.
Vickie Clark, Doug Bartlett

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