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Darlene Ruth Norton

October 7, 1946 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 73)


Darlene Ruth Norton, 73, of West Newton, PA passed away on June 15, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 7, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA. Daughter of the late John W. and Betty J. Price Norton. Darlene was a graduate of Gateway High School class of 1964. Darlene had a passion for animals and would do anything for them. She enjoyed being outside, gardening and tending to her flowers. She liked nature and going camping at places such as Yogi Bear, KOA and Fox’s Den Camp Grounds. She also enjoyed singing and had a love for shopping. Her only grandchild Heather was her world and her sunshine - and then later her great grandchildren became everything to her.She is preceded in death by both parents, and one brother – John W. Norton Jr.  She is survived by one daughter – Bobbi Ragsdale and husband Jack of West Newton, PA, one granddaughter – Heather Nicole Pastor of Greensburg, PA, two great grandchildren – Brandon & McKenzie, one brother – Thomas A. Norton and wife Pam of Cranberry, PA. two sisters – Jane Fahringer of Cranberry, PA and Judy Walker and husband Terry of MD. and her loving companion Bella, her Yorkie. A private graveside interment will take place at the Twin Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Delmont, PA. Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Route 136 Madison PA in charge of arrangements. Ronald A. Rich Sr., Supervisor – Ronald A. Rich Jr., Funeral Director. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Animal Friends of Westmoreland 216 Depot St. Youngwood, Pa. 15697. To leave an online condolence, please visit

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Private Interment

Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, Pa

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