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Saturday March 23rd, 2019
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Funeral Ceremony

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Sunday March 24th, 2019

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Diane Joy Norton

Diane Joy Norton, age 82, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on March 20th, 2019 at Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Indiana.


She was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 25th, 1936 to Charles R. Kirkland Sr. and Jessie Pauline (Crowder) Kirkland.


Diane married Glen Lee “Batman” Norton, Sr. on December 9th, 1954 and he preceded her in death on November 1st, 2006.


She was also preceded in death by her parents, (1) Brother – Charles R. Kirkland, Jr., (1) Sister- Jody Hawkins, (1) Granddaughter- Marrisa Ham, and (1) Great-Granddaughter- Victoria Elizabeth Larimer.


Diane had many career paths in her life time, she helped run a dry-cleaning service for Rud and Freida Bledsoe, worked in a clothing store in the French Lick Hotel and for Parke Flick at his clothing store. Upon leaving Parke’s clothing store, she started her journey to becoming a pharmacy technician first working for Bob Deremiah, then helping to get the Hooks Drug Store up and running in French Lick. Her final position was at the Williams Brothers Pharmacy Clinic in Paoli, Indiana which she left to take care of her husband until his passing.


She was a member of the Old E.U.B Church in French Lick, was a former Band Booster President in the 1970’s, and a French Lick High School graduate from the Class of 1954.


Diane is survived by:


Partner                       Rex Farris                                                                   French Lick, Indiana


(1) Son                         Glen L. Norton, Jr.  (Debbie)                                      French Lick, Indiana


(2) Daughters              Tammy J. Qualkenbush (Tony)                                  French Lick, Indiana

                                    Tina R. Norton                                                            Paoli, Indian


 (5) Grandchildren                                          (13) Great-Grandchildren      


The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Ashley Clarke at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.  Burial will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.



Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday here at the funeral home and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Charlie's Angels, c/o Cathy Chaplin, 4380 S. Old State Road 145, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN, 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.


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Thank you!!

Glen Norton Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

Thanks so much. She thought the world of your girls. She was thinking of your dad when she past. She called out for grandma & Charlie just before the end. comforts me in knowing they were there waiting on here & take her home.

Glen Norton Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

Thanks Billy.

Glen Norton Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

Thanks Delores.

Glen Norton Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

Tammy & Tina
My sincere sympathies to you both- she was a very nice lady & a good mom to u all -Ann (Teresa & Mark's aunt)

Sharon Ann Moseley Mar 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Norton

Karen Kirkland-Richardson Mar 25 2019 12:00 AM

Dear family feeling very sad for your loss, and sending you our very deepest condolences.. I am sure that Aunt Diane is dancing with Jesus in Heaven for that is our hope in Glory. So glad that she is reunited with her brother Charlie, and others that have gone before her. She will always live in the hearts of those who love her, and hold those memories so precious. Sending you our love from across the miles forever in our hearts. Lenore Kirkland Miller, Charlotte Ann Kirkland Ketchum, Janice Lora Kirkland Doherty, Karen Yvonne Kirkland Richardson. May her soul rest in eternal peace, and joy with the lord.

Janice Doherty Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

Have many memories of Diane when she worked for my Dad and Mom at the store. She and mom working the word puzzles in the paper each day and laughing all the time.
So sorry for your loss

Bill and Melanie Flick Mar 23 2019 12:00 AM

She was a kind wonderful lady, who always had a smile for everyone.
Very sorry for your loss.

Delores Allen Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

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