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 Mary Magdaline <I>Norris</I> Dershem

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Mary Magdaline Norris Dershem

  • Birth 8 Jun 1878 Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 1 May 1933 Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Row 6, Block 11, Lot 4
  • Memorial ID 25747185

Daily Iowegian
May 1933

Mary Magdaline Norris, youngest child of Jacob and Mary Jane Norris, was born Jun 8, 1878, in Appanoose County, Iowa, and passed away at the Centerville hospital May 1, 1933, after a short illness at the age of 54 years, 10 months and 23 days. She was united in marriage to James E. Dershem May 12, 1903.
She was converted and united with the M.E. church in Numa at the age of 12 years. She was organist at the church for five or six years, attended church and Sunday school until the failing health of her husband prevented it. She was of a cheerful disposition making friends with everyone who made her acquaintance and was never happier then when doing something to make some one happy.
She will be greatly missed in the home and community. She leaves to mourn her untimely departure her devoted husband, James E. Dershem, three sisters, Glendora and Pheba at home, Lona (sp) Brown of Seymour, three brothers, Lewis of near Numa, Guthrie of Cedar Rapids, Charlie G. of Cincinnati, and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held May 3rd in the Jerome M.E. church, conducted by Rev. Lanning of Centerville, and she was laid to rest in the Jerome cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the illness and death of our dear wife and sister, and for the beautiful floral offering and to those who furnished the music.
James E. Dershem,
Glendora and Pheba Norris,
Lona Brown,
Lewis, Guthrie, and Charles Norris

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  • Added: 4 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25747185
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Magdaline Norris Dershem (8 Jun 1878–1 May 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25747185, citing Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .