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Pekin Daily Times, Oct. 1, 1956

John Norris, 77, Dies;
Funeral Services Today

Funeral services were conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the Kuecks Funeral Chapel for John Berton Norris, 77, a resident of Floy's Nursing Home who died at 9 a.m. Saturday in Pekin Public hospital. Ill for six years, he had been a patient for two weeks.

Officiating at the services was the Rev. Bill Leslie, pastor of First Baptist Church. Fearn Wilson was soloist, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. R. W. Heim.

The pallbearers were Aaron Wilson, John Wolf, Jr., Kenneth Look, Joseph Pitner, Edward and Roland Martin. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.

Mr. Norris was born Sept. 23, 1879 in Mason County, Ill., a son of Daniel and Martha Ann Kinney Norris. He was married to Mary F. Turner June 22, 1900 in Virginia, Ill. She died Sept. 21, 1948.

Mr. Norris retired seven years ago as a fireman at Murphy & Walsh Boiler Shop.

He is survived by five children: Harlan D., Kenneth W., and Ralph B. Norris, all of Pekin; Mrs. Alice Fordyce, New Boston, Ill.; and James H. Norris, Austin, Tex.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother Dennis Norris and two half-brothers, Bruce and Avery Norris, both of Rockford, Ill.

Three daughters, three sons, a sister and a half brother preceded him in death.


Pekin Daily Times, Sept. 22, 1948

Mrs. Norris, 66, Dies At
Hospital, Rites To Be Friday.


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Norris, 66, 926 S. Second street, who died Tuesday at 4:40 p.m., at the Pekin hospital, will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Kuecks Funeral Home. The Rev. George Vougs, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Lakeside cemetery.

Mrs. Norris was born Feb. 22, 1882 in Menard County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Turner. Her marriage to John Bert Norris took place in Menard county in 1900.

Surviving are her husband; 4 sons, Harlen D., Kenneth W., Ralph B. and James H. Norris, all of Pekin; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Fordyce, New Boston; 14 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Norris was a member of the Baptist Church and the Union Mission Bible class. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Submitted by: Carole Martin

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