Robert C. Norsworthy, age 84, died early Thursday morning, July 25, 2013, at the Fowler Residential Care Center, Fowler, Kansas.
He was born June 21, 1929, at Ensign, Kansas, the son of Robert M. and Myrtle (Felker) Norsworthy. As a young boy he attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 1947. After his graduation, he attended Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He later returned to Meade and began his career in farming.
He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, a former board member of Farm Bureau, and served on the ASCS County Committee. He enjoyed woodworking, welding, constructing lamps, attending auctions, and spending time with his family and friends.
On June 1, 1952 he married Wilma Hillery at Marienthal, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include:
A son, Steve Norsworthy and wife Linda of Meade, Kansas
A daughter, Cindy Taylor and husband Brian of Battle Ground, Washington
Six grandchildren, Dana Hansen, Sherry Elder, Amanda Johnson, Darren Norsworthy, Lane Taylor
He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Dorothy Conway and Audrey Overman.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Church of the Nazarene, Meade, with the Reverend Ron Willard presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Church of the Nazarene Building Fund in care of the funeral home.