Norine Lucile Eggleston, 94, of North Vernon died at 11:05 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019, at home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Service. Rev. Marvin Sweet and Rev. Joe Wyatt will officiate. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Eggleston graduated from Mercedes High School in Texas and briefly studied voice with a view toward an opera career. She worked as a long-distance telephone operator and later as head clerk in the separation department at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas during WWII. In the late 1950s she worked at the sample department and outlet store at Regal Rugs. She and her husband then opened The Stationers Mart where she was manager/co-owner for over 26 years. Mrs. Eggleston was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, and Eastern Star. She was also a founding member of the Jennings County Players. She loved spending time with her family, singing, listening to audiobooks, genealogy, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.
Born May 16, 1925, in Mercedes, Texas, Mrs. Eggleston was the daughter of Warnock and Ada Belle Moon McClelen. She was married to Donald Eggleston April 20, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Bette Eggleston of North Vernon; grandson, Don (Cammie) Anderson of Newburgh; granddaughter, Rebecca (Mike) Dickerson of Carmel; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Eggleston was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Carol Anderson; sisters, Winifred McClelen, Eloise Palmer, Frances "Penny" Russell, and Sara Haak; and brother, John McClelen.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First United Methodist Church or to whatever charity or institution the donor would wish to make a contribution.