Sue Warren Whitley Norton

Published 7:29 pm Friday, April 5, 2019

BEVERLY, Mass. — Sue Warren Whitley Norton of Beverly, Mass., died on Feb. 26, 2019.

Sue is survived by her husband of over 40 years, Phillip S. Norton, of Beverly; her daughter, Elizabeth Warren Norton Scholder, son-in-law, Matthew Scholder and two grandchildren, Luke Warren Scholder, and Gwendolyn Kay Scholder, all of Boston, Mass.

She is also survived by her sister, Lelia Brock Whitley Brandis Martin and her husband, John Martin, of Richmond.

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A native of Smithfield, Sue was the daughter of the late Judge George Franklin Whitley and Alice Rowell Whitley.

Sue graduated from Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, and later received her Master’s Degree in math education from New York University in New York City.

Sue spent four years in the 1970’s teaching in Tehran, Iran, and in Prague, which was then Czechoslovakia. Then, for 18 years, she worked for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation in New York City before returning to teaching as a public school teacher in New York City. Sue’s fondest teaching memories are of the 14 years she was a mathematics adjunct at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md. In 2018, Sue moved with her husband to Beverly to be near her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. 

Sue was a kind woman, an inspiring teacher, a loyal sister, a dedicated wife, a loving mother, an adoring grandmother and a great friend. 

Services were held privately. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, Mass. 01915.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition- Frederick, Md. For more information, please contact Ms. Cathie Duncan, Chapter Manager at 301-788-5348, or Condolences at