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Georgia (Ristoff) "Sassy Pants" Norton

Georgia (Ristoff) "Sassy Pants" Norton
  • January 13, 1929 - December 2, 2017
  • Batle Creek, Michigan
  • American Cancer Society
    1400 West Milham Road
    Portage, MI 49024
  • American Heart Association
    3816 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674

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“To the Norton Family:Deepest condolences from the Elias Markos Family.Always a gorgeous lady. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Markos-Vitale

“Brandi, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mom was much loved and a very...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Tim Morand - Oscoda Twp, MI

“Fly with the Angels Georgia (sassy) Rest in Heaven ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Tina

“Sorry to hear about your loved one..I knew Georgia as a young woman and was a bridesmaid at their wedding...Our lives took different roads and we got...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“Forever my beautiful mother.....THANK YOU for being my first and best teacher in life (along with dad)Dance with your sisters and brother. Enjoy...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Brandi Gillson - Battle Creek, MI

“This is a really sad day.. Georgia was everyones friend, She spend a lot of time with me trying to teach me how to dance.. I will miss her.. prayers...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John Ross - Sarasota, FL


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Georgia "Sassy Pants" Norton of Battle Creek, MI

Georgia, age 88, died Saturday evening, December 2, 2017 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI following a two week illness.

Georgia, the daughter of Lasor and Christina (Taliva) Ristoff, was born in Battle Creek on January 13, 1929 and was a lifetime resident. She retired in the 1990's as the bartender for Angelo's Bar and Restaurant of Bailey Park after more than 30 years of mixology. Georgia had been a member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church. She thoroughly enjoyed Macedonia Dancing and was the "Consummate Hostess" for any and all parties, but her passion in life was always her family.

Georgia was united in marriage to Richard James "Dick" Norton in Battle Creek on October 17, 1954 and he sadly preceded her in death on November 5, 2003. Surviving is her daughter, Brandi Lee (Ron) Gillson of Battle Creek and two grandsons, Dylan A.J. McKale and Cameron J. McKale. Georgia was also preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Dawn Marie Norton-Morand on December 25, 2005; six sisters and one brother.

The Funeral Service to celebrate Georgia's life will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek, with the Rev. Ronald A. Anderson, Pastor of the Urbandale Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow next to her beloved husband, Dick at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. Georgia's family will greet friends on Wednesday, December 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Georgia's honor may be directed to the American Cancer Society; the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.