John C. Norris

July 7, 2019

John C. Norris, 94, of Frankfort, died July 7, 2019 at I.U. Health Hospital, Frankfort.  He was born June 25, 1925 in Frankfort to H. Fred & Magaline (Armantrout) Norris.  He married Rose E. Donnelly on August 2, 1949 and she preceded him in death on July 15, 2018.

Mr. Norris was a 1943 graduate of Frankfort High School and a graduate of Indiana University with a business degree.  A veteran of the U.S. Army from October 12, 1943 to April 20, 1946, serving in Europe during WWII.  Mr. Norris lived in Frankfort his entire life and was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.  He was longtime owner of Norris Printing and Office Supply in Frankfort.  He was an avid golfer and gardener, a member of the former Frankfort Country Club and the Frankfort Kiwanis Club.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service celebrating John’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, located at 200 S. Main St. in Frankfort with Pastor Phil Lake officiating. Burial will follow at Frankfort’s Bunnell Cemetery. A visitation will take place prior to service from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

2 Sons: John F. Norris of Frankfort, and Perry R. (Teresa) Norris of Loveland, OH, 3 Grandchildren: Stella (Tom) Juenger of Cincinnati, OH, Jack Norris of Denver, CO and Maggie Norris of Loveland, OH, 1 Great Granddaughter: Anja Rose Juenger

Preceded by:

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Norris in 2009.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “John C. Norris”

  1. Gregory Finch July 9, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Mr. Norris was a cornerstone in the Frankfort community, building a local business and contributing to the betterment of his hometown. He treated everyone whom he met in business, church and community with equal respect and courtesy. My grandmother, Mercedes Smith, worked at Norris Printing and Office Supply with John and Rose and whenever I visited as a kid, Mr. Norris always shook my hand like I was an adult, a broad smile across his face. Truly another member of the Greatest Generation who gave all to everything he did. My prayers are with my friend Perry and the Norris family.

  2. Jim & Pam Bricker July 9, 2019 at 7:25 am

    We are sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful employer, and both of us respected him greatly.
    Due to prior obligations we are unable to attend visitation but wanted you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Michael J Frey July 9, 2019 at 11:10 am

    John, Perry and family
    My prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time of grief. John was a wonderful man and I will always remember his smile when I came into the store.
    God bless.

  4. Butch Huffer July 9, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    John was a good guy, he will be missed. My prayers are with you. God Bless.

  5. Chaplain Deborah Musick July 9, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    John was very special to me. He attended chapel almost every Sunday at Wesley Manor, and we enjoyed many chats in the main living room. He always had a smile and a hello to welcome me. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you as you walk this journey without him.
    Chaplain Deborah

  6. Tom & Jean Warren July 9, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    John was such a kind, good-hearted man and was such a loving husband to Rose. Tom enjoyed many a golf game with John and we both enjoyed a wonderful friendship with him. He will be missed.

  7. Christina (Danner) Brown July 10, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    John, so sorry for your loss. I remember your father from your store. He was a kind man.

  8. Brad and Sue Stockberger July 11, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing! He was a lifetime member of the Frankfort Moose! A very nice and kind man!! Prayers for the family.

  9. Bill Clossin July 12, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Norris, He was a true Frankfort institution who I knew dating all the way back to cleaning his golf clubs at the FCC back in the early 70’s. They didn’t make people any nicer. And we lost one of the greatest generation veterans of WWII. Profoundly sad and offer my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Perry, John, and the entire family.

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