Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2001

Ruth W. Norris

1915-2001

August 23, 2001

Memorial services for Ruth Wilma Norris, 85, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Community of Christ Church, 1900 University Drive, Lawrence. Cremation is planned.

Mrs. Norris died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

She was born Oct. 7, 1915, in Fulton, the daughter of Rollie and Mary (Edgar) Webster. She had lived in Fulton, Baldwin, Clinton, Eudora, the Williamstown area and Lawrence.

Mrs. Norris was a homemaker. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had helped create the church's Camp Chihowa Retreat Center, for which she and her husband donated 30 acres of land.

She married Waldon Laverne Norris in 1934 in Lawrence. He died in November 1999.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Norris, Perry; David Norris, Lawrence, and Darrell Norris, Worden; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund, and they may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.

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