Elenore Covert Norris
July 13, 2011


Life Legacy

ELENORE COVERT NORRIS, 91, of Sebring, Florida passed away July 13, 2011 at home with her loving family, under the invaluable care of Good Shepherd Hospice. Elenore died as she lived with supreme grace and dignity. She was born to Howard H. Covert and Laura (Craig) Covert on September 20, 1919 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved, only brother Eugene Covert and beloved granddaughter Laura Jane Norris. She was employed at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio in several capacities, but finally as manager of in-house printing. Upon retirement, she and her husband Clyde S. Norris (dec), moved to Sebring in 1970. She was an advocate of foster care and was a foster mother many times during her life. The last time was 1993 she became foster mother to her beloved granddaughter Barbara (Bobbi) Rimer who was adopted by her daughter and husband Jim and Kathy Rimer. Elenore is survived by sons David (Alice) Norris of Monroe, NC, Howard (Terry) Norris of Morganton, NC, John (Kathleen) Norris of Tallahassee, FL and daughter Kathleen (Jim) Rimer of Sebring; Grandchildren John C. Norris of Jacksonville, FL, Wendy Norris, Denver, CO, Justin Norris, Sebring, Christopher Norris of NY, Harvey Norris of Tallahassee, Theron Norris and Hayes Norris of Marshville, NC, Barbara (Bobbi) Rimer, Carmen Rimer Klemme, James (Rick) Rimer, Bryan D. Rimer and David C. Rimer all of Sebring. She is also survived by her beloved daughter-in-laws, D. Gayle Norris of Tallahassee and Kathy Warnke of Westlake, Ohio, 11 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. As per Elenore's wishes there will be no funeral or memorial service. Those wishing may make contributions to Good Shepherd Hospice.

Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in her Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.

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Preceded In Death By

Howard H. Covert, Father
Laura (Craig) Covert, Mother
Eugene Covert, Brother
Laura Jane Norris, Granddaughter
Clyde S. Norris, Husband

Survived By

David (Alice) Norris, Son
Howard (Terry) Norris, Son
John (Kathleen) Norris, Son
Kathleen (Jim) Rimer, Daughter
John C. Norris, Grandson
Wendy Norris, Granddaughter
Justin Norris, Grandson
Christopher Norris, Grandson
Harvey Norris, Grandson
Theron Norris, Grandson
Hayes Norris, Grandson
Barbara (Bobbi) Rimer, Granddaughter
Carmen Rimer Klemme, Granddaughter
James (Rick) Rimer, Grandson
Bryan D. Rimer, Grandson
David C. Rimer, Grandson
D. Gayle Norris, Daughter-In-Law
Kathy Warnke, Daughter-In-Law
11 great grandchildren
4 great great grandchildren


Date of Birth: September 20, 1919
Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Date of Death: July 13, 2011
Baldwin Wallace College in Berea,
Ohio in several capacities
but finally as manager of in-house printing


As per Elenore's wishes there
will be no funeral or
memorial service



07/18/2011 - Kathleen Rimer
How did I get so lucky??? My Mother was the best. She was a wonderful Mother, always supportive (my own personal cheerleader!), my best friend and guardian angel. I will miss you so much Mom. I love you - rest in peace.

07/19/2011 - Lisa Arciola
I love you Nanny!


07/20/2011 - Jim Rimer
You were the best motherinlaw.. Never tried to disagree. I miss you


07/20/2011 - Howard and Terry Norris
We'll miss you for your strength, generosity,compassion, and the love you have given our family. Thank you for the memories. You are loved and you will be missed.
Love Howard, Terry, and children


08/01/2011 - Gayle Norris
You truly left this world a better place. I feel fortunate to have known you.