Norman Lee Pelton of Lonedell, MO, departed this life at his cabin near his home in Lonedell, on October 1, 2014, having reached the age of seventy-three years, one month and twenty-five days. Norman was born in St. Louis, MO, on August 6, 1941, son of Norman Clarence Pelton and Leona Vera Pelton nee Schulte. On September 8, 1962, he was united in marriage to Betty L. Gloriod and six children came to bless this union.
Norman is survived by his wife, Betty Pelton, of Lonedell, MO; by three sons, Kenneth Pelton of Las Vegas, NV, Carl Pelton and wife, Vicky, of Sullivan, MO and Kevin Pelton and wife, Tina, of St. Clair, MO; by three daughters, Debra Rogers and husband, Tom, of Gerald, MO, Mary Meyer and husband, Jeremy, of St. Clair and Stephanie Crane and husband, Charles, of Lonedell; by four brothers, Robert Pelton and wife, Sharon, of St. Clair, James Pelton and wife, Sandy, of Shreveport, LA, Gary Pelton and wife, Shirley, of Lonedell, and Raymond Pelton and wife, Mary, of St. Clair; by four sisters, Sharon Snyder and husband, Melvin, of Ozark, MO, Joyce Prichard of St. Louis, MO, Nancy Kessler and husband, Van, of Columbia, MO and Betty Leith and husband, Tom, of St. Louis; by six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Norman C. and Leona Pelton; and by one infant sister, Margie Pelton.
Norman was a Christian and life long member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Luebbering, MO. When he was eleven years old, he worked with his Dad at Pelton Pump Company, located at the home, and he continued to work there for over sixty years, becoming the owner after his father retired. If Norman had worked on or drilled a well, he never forgot the particulars and was often called upon years later for information. Norm was an outdoorsman at heart and was happiest when he was hunting or fishing. He had traveled extensively to go hunting, having been to Alaska, Canada, the Western states, Ohio and many other areas, hunting various game, such as moose, elk, bear, and wild boars. These trips often included brothers, sons and nephews and many wonderful memories were made. Norman knew no stranger and was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Above all else, Norman was a family man, and caring for his family and spending time with them, was what his life was all about. Each of his children and grandchildren held a special place in his heart, just as he did in their hearts.
A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend; he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.