November 07 1935 December 24 2019
Norita’s Obituary Norita A. Morey, age 84 of Big Rapids, passed away on December 24, 2019 after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born on November 7, 1935 in Big Rapids the daughter of Keith and Marjorie (Omo) Morford. She graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1954 and attended Central Michigan University. Norita’s first experience at teaching was in a one-room schoolhouse in Grant Center in 1956. Norita married Richard Morey on June 16, 1956 at the First United Methodist Church in Big Rapids and together they made their home in Big Rapids. She and Rich began a family and when the children started grade school, Norita returned to C.M.U. where she earned a Master’s Degree in Education. She continued her teaching career in 1968 as a second-grade teacher at Stanwood Elementary, retiring after 20 plus years. Norita was a member of the First United Methodist Church, she was an active member of the T.O.P.S. Club and an active member of Eagles Auxiliary #2535 all of Big Rapids. Until recently, she could be found at the weekly Euchre games at the Eagles or at the golf course with the ladies or in a couple’s league. Norita was a selfless 30-gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross. Norita is survived by a daughter, Vicky (Lonnie) Deur, a son Jeffery (Terrie Newberry-Morey) Morey all of Big Rapids; four grandchildren, Kristin Deur, Scott Deur, Les Morey, Kacey Morey; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Norita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard Morey on September 26, 2019, a son, Steven Morey, a brother, Les Morford and a sister, Joellen Stacey. Funeral services will take place at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids with Pastor Devon Herrell officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Saturday beginning 10:00 a.m. until services at noon. Norita will be laid to rest at Highland View Cemetery in Big Rapids. Memorial contributions in Norita’s name may be made to either Eagles Auxiliary #2535 or The First United Methodist Church – General Fund. Share a memory or condolence with the family at www.daggettgilbertfuneralhome.com Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Norita A Morey November 07 1935 December 24 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Barryton, state: Michigan