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Ella Christina (Jaco) Norris

Ella Christina (Jaco) Norris, age 89 years, a resident of Paducah and a native of Johnson County Illinois, passed away Friday evening, January 25, 2019, at 8:10 PM at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. 

Ella was born on November 30, 1929 in Johnson County Illinois. She was the daughter of Will and Emma (Helm) Jaco.

Ella was united in marriage to Richard L. “Dick” Norris on April 14, 1951.  Together, they enjoyed 64 years of marriage.  He preceded her in death on April 15, 2015.

Ella is survived by – her daughter – Janet (Danny) Eisenhauer of Elkville, and  her son – Rodger (Angie) Norris of Paducah, Kentucky; 8 grandchildren – Mandy  (Mark) Maple, Katie Eisenhauer, Daniel Eisenhauer, Gabrielle Eisenhauer, Justin (Jean) Norris, Ryan Norris, Lauren Wolfrom, and Dana (Tim) Marcotte; 7 great grandchildren – Keaton Wolfrom, Gracie Maple, Patterson Norris, Pemberly Norris, Josie Patterson, Tyler Marcotte and Tony Marcotte; a brother John (Beverly) Jaco; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ella was preceded in death by her infant son – Richard Leland Norris and 3 sisters.

Ella was a 1947 graduate of Vienna High School. She had played the cello in the school orchestra.   

Ella was a homemaker and an avid quilter.

She was a member of the Arcadia United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky.

A service honoring the life of Ella Christina (Jaco) Norris will be held Monday afternoon, January 28, 2019 at 12 noon at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Larry Gilbert will officiate.

Burial will be in the Reevesville Cemetery.

Visitation will be conducted Monday, January 28, 2019 from 10AM – 12 Noon at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and can be left in care of Bailey Funeral Home, PO Box 695, Vienna, IL 62995

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