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Mary Lou Morris Norrington


CARBONDALE — Mary Lou Morris Norrington, 63, passed away at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Mary Lou was born Aug. 1, 1955, in Carbondale to Samuel and Marjorie (Nesler) Morris. She graduated from Carbondale Community High School in 1973, and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from SIU in 1978.

She taught pre-k at Zeigler-Royalton for the last 28 years of her more than 35-year career as an educator. Miss Mary Lou dearly loved her pre-k kids and parents and she loved her many school colleagues, especially Gina McCann, her team teacher and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mary Lou leaves behind her husband, Michael P. Norrington; sons, Michael Steinbach (Milica) of Carbondale, and Brian Steinbach (Simone) of Lawrence, Kansas; sisters, Jane Hanne (Rich) of Murphysboro, and identical twin sister, Linda Carney (David) of Waldorf, Maryland; stepdaughter, Tamara Norrington-Evey (Scott) of Millstadt; stepsons, Michael T. Norrington (Dannyel) of Carterville, and Christopher Norrington (Karissa) of Waleska, Georgia; her beloved grandchildren, Olivia and Paul Norrington of Carterville, and Teddy and Harper Norrington of Waleska, Georgia; her uncle, Daniel Nesler of Murphysboro; and several cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Mary Lou was loved by all who met her including friends from her teaching career, sorority sisters, Bunco Babes, Pinch Penny Group, neighbors and many more.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale, with Father David Szatkowski (Mary Lou's cousin) officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to SIH Foundation Coach Kill Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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