JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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OBITUARY:  The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Friday, 
December 17, 1965.

 "Mrs. Myrtle E. Norris, of Waltonville, died at 10:10 
last night at the Lowry Nursing Home, where she had made her home for the 
past two years.  She was 83 years, seven months and 13 days of age.  Funeral 
services will be held Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Fry Funeral Home in 
Waltonville.  The Rev. Argyl E. Houser will officiate and burial will be in 
Knob Prairie Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home, 
where friends may call at any time after 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  Mrs. Norris was 
born April 23, 1882 near Waltonville, the eldest daughter of John D. and 
Olive L. (Gilbert) Dodds.  On December 15, 1901 she was married to Joseph H. 
Norris, who preceded her in death August 19, 1925.  Mrs. Norris was a member 
of the Universalist church at Waltonville and the Royal Neighbors Lodge.  She 
is survived by three sons, William H. Norris of California, and D. Russell 
Norris and Louis T. Norris of Waltonville; two daughters, Mrs. Mary O. Sword 
of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Sadie L. Howard of Texico; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby 
Hirons and Mrs. Anna Reid of Centralia, and Mrs. Alma Mannen and Mrs. Ruth 
Thompson of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She 
was preceded in death by her husband, parents, oneson,Harry, three brothers, 
Wilburn, Gilbert and Wayne, a sister, Minnie, and one grandchild."


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Feb 25, 2003
 
 
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