February 21, 2002

(12/24/1946 - 2/9/2002)

Minnie A. Orton, 55, of Jefferson, WI died February 9, 2002, at the Fort Atkinson Memorial Health Services in Fort Atkinson, WI.

She was born December 24, 1946, in Ottumwa, IA, a daughter of Louis E. and Zella A. Muir Orton.

Minnie moved to Jefferson, WI in 1974 with her family. She was employed at Piggly-Wiggly Grocery Store in Jefferson for 12 years and was with the Grocery Store when it was formerly known as Super Value for 16 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Tena Newsome and three sons, Tony Orton, Oness Petersen and James Newsome, all of Jefferson, WI; three grandchildren, Anthony, Andrea Shannon and Patrick Collins; two sisters, Kandis Garcia of Wyaconda, MO and Wanda Lester of Tennessee; and one brother, James Gardine of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services were held February 15, 2002, at the Friendship Cemetery in rural Memphis, MO, with Pastor Nathan Deatrick officiating. Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO was in charge of arrangements.

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