Obituaries » Claude W. Norris
August 19, 1930 - May 30, 2017
Claude W. Norris, 86, of Fort Scott, died at his home, Sunday morning, April 30, 2017. He was born August 19, 1930 in Drexel, Missouri, the son of William Lafayette and Nina Malinda (Lowder) Norris. He married Phyllis Lea Austin September 24, 1950 in Cherryvale, Kansas, and she survives of the home.
Claude served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War. He was a member of the Church of Christ, the Xenia Lodge #47, and was Grandmaster of Kansas Masons in 1988. He was also a Past Member of Fort Scott City Commission and served two terms as Mayor of Fort Scott.
In addition to his wife Phyllis, survivors also include his daughter Jonni Stanton and husband Steve, son Mike Norris and wife Kathy, and son Phillip Norris and wife Debbie, all of Fort Scott; a sister, Jocelyn Malone and husband Keith of Fort Scott; a brother, Bill Norris of La Mirada, California; six grandchildren, Jerod Stanton, Lindsey Gulager, Linda Cabuay, Lisa Davis, Megan Vincent, and Andy Norris; and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Claude was cremated per his wishes. Memorial services will be held at a later date under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The family encourages friends to sign Claude’s book at the funeral home. Condolences may also be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.