Gertrude "Gertie" C. Dorris
Gertrude "Gertie" C. Dorris, 90, of 919 Lamar, late of the
Jefferson Manor Nursing Home, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at
Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a member of the Boyd Christian
Church since she was 16-years-old.
Mrs. Dorris was born Feb. 28, 1887, in Jefferson county, the daughter
of William and Christina (Snow) Crane.
She was first married to Robert M. Tate in Dix on Dec. 14, 1905. After
his death, she later married Claude Dorris on October 29, 1943.
He preceded her in death on July 12, 1960.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hughey
Pulley Funeral Home with J. Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will be
in Ebenezer Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after -- p.m.
Mrs. Dorris is survived by two sons Herman Vasco Tate of Mt. Vernon, two
daughters Mrs. Doris C. Lowth Milwaukee, Wisc. and Mrs. Thelma F. Hamblen
of Monroe Center, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren 11 great
great grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Ellen Wilson of Mt. Vernon.
Besides her husbands, Mrs. Dorris was preceded in death by her parents,
four sisters and three brothers.
Date: DOD: May 15, 1977
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps