The Washington Times-Herald

January 16, 2013

Myrtle Norris Fields

Oct. 30, 1915 - Jan. 15, 2013

Washington Times-Herald

WASHINGTON — Myrtle Marie (Craney) Norris Fields, 97, of Washington, passed away at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. Born Oct. 30, 1915, she was the daughter of Patrick H. and Minnie (Henson) Craney. She graduated from Epsom High School in 1936 and was a retired cook from Jefferson School. She also had worked at the Daviess County Hospital and cooked at the senior center where she met her second husband. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. Her family was her one love. She loved spending time with her great- and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. Turnbaugh of Evansville and Shirley M. (Austin) Capehart of Washington; two sons, Robert J. (Rita) Norris and Gordon Norris, both of Washington; daughter-in-law, Betty Norris of Washington; 17 grandchildren, Sandra Richardville, Lee (Jill) Capehart, Demita Capehart, Pam Capehart, Barbara (Tim) Barnett, Jeff Turnbaugh, Mike (Yvette) Turnbaugh, Julia (Nick) Huls, Laura (Brian) Detalante, Kathe Turnbaugh, Robert (Amy) Norris, Joycelyne (Roger) Abney, Kathleen (Ken) Ramoz, Brian Norris, Joby (Christie) Norris, Jessica (Bryan) Veale, and Ashley Norris; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her first husband, Joseph A. Norris, whom she married Dec. 29, 1936, died Oct. 4, 1985; Her second husband, Robert K. Fields, whom she married June 2, 1990, died Aug. 10, 1996. She is also preceded in death by one son, Glen M. Norris; two grandsons, Jason Norris and Stephen Capehart; one great-granddaughter, Alicia Stamper; and a daughter-in-law, Lana Norris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with Rev. Lowell Will as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at