She was born December 1, 1921 to James and Jane (Peden) Shaw in Tonganoxie, Kansas.
Dorothy married Orvil Norris on January 20, 1940. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1980.
She was a member of the Methodist Faith.
Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Sandy Ballentine; granddaughter, Shelly Jiminez; twelve brothers and sisters; and parents.
Survivors: son, Danny Norris (Norma), Clarksdale, Missouri; daughter, Tina Norris, Kansas City, Missouri; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside Services and Interment: 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Clarksdale Cemetery.