Etta Mae Norris

January 10, 1924 ~ June 12, 2022 (age 98)


Etta Mae Norris, age 98 of Emmitsburg, passed peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Frederick Health Hospital. She was the daughter of the late M. F. Shuff, Jr. and Luretta (Gillelan) Shuff. She was predeceased by her only brother M.F. Shuff, III.

Etta was married for nearly 60 years to Lumen F. Norris who died in 2003. Together they had 5 children all currently residing in Emmitsburg: Monica Lingg and husband Gene, Rebecca and husband the late Thomas Ryan, Lumen F. Norris, Jr., Luretta Adelsberger and husband Roy, and Aimee B. Norris. In addition, Etta leaves 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren who will miss their grandma greatly. She is also survived by 20 nieces and nephews.

In earlier years, Etta enjoyed gardening, traveling and was an avid reader. More recently, her greatest pleasure was hosting the annual family Christmas dinner and summer gatherings at the pool with all the grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Etta was a graduate of Emmitsburg High School and St. Joseph College. She was a charter member of the auxiliary of VFW Post 6658 where she was a past president. She was also a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where her life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

The family will receive friends at Myers-Durboraw Funeral home 210 W. Main St. Emmitsburg from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.

The family kindly requests the wearing of face masks in all indoor areas.

Since faith was always most important to Etta, the family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Joseph Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

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June 17, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home
210 West Main Street/P.O Box 308
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Mass of Christian Burial
June 18, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
47 DePaul St.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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