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Wilma “Jean” Norton McDaniel

Wilma Jean Norton McDaniel, of Hardinsburg, KY, passed away December 17, 2020, at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY.

She was born October 11, 1944, in Harned, KY the daughter of the late Ernest Lee and Irene Tabor Norton. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack McDaniel, her sister Ava Hornback and her brother Gordon Lee Norton.

Jean attended Irvington Grade School and High School and was a member of the Garfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church where one of her ministries there was being President of the Women’s Mission Group. She was an active member of the Breckinridge County Chamber of Commerce in Hardinsburg, KY, and the Irvington Heritage Council. She worked many years in the Finance Department of Civil Service at Ft. Knox, KY. One of her amazing qualities was being very organized and to the letter in all of her endeavors.

She is survived by her devoted “Bonus” children Stephen and Cathy Sahloff; her sister, Annette Wallace of Hardinsburg, and her brother, Earl (Sherry) Norton of Harned; four nieces, five nephews, eight great nephews, and several great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. E.S.T Monday, December 21, from the Chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, KY, with burial to follow in Freedom Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 A.M. E.S.T. until the time for the service on Monday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Breckinridge County Animal Friends at 498 Glen Nash Lane in Hardinsburg.

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