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Mrs. Louise Norris

August 28, 1907 - October 9, 1990

The Norman Transcript
October 9, 1990

Memorial services for longtime Norman resident Louise James Norris, 83, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, under the direction of Mayes Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Norris, died today, Oct. 9, at Norman Regional Hospital, after an extended illness.

The daughter of Joseph and Katherine James, Linnie Louise was born on Aug. 28, 1907, at Macksburg, Ohio. The family moved to Norman in 1919, where she graduated from Norman High School in 1925, and from the University of Oklahoma in 1929.

Prior to her marriage to John Hubert Norris on June 4, 1937, she taught at Wilson Elementary School, where she was a principal. Before her retirement in 1969, she also taught freshman English at Norman and West Junior High Schools.

Memberships include Aplha Xi Delta, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Cleveland County Retired Educator's Association and Norman Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Norris was also a member of McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday school pianist and song leader, soprano soloist and a member of the choir, United Methodist Women, Kappa Phi Methodist Women's Service Organization and the Builder's Class.

Mrs. Norris is survived by two daughters, Virginia Imig of Salida, Colo., and Carolyn Gentle of Englewood, Colo.; and four grandchildren, John and Sarah Imig, and Mark and Ann Van Wagner, all of Colorado.

Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her husband, John Hubert; her parents, Joseph and Katherine; two sisters, Virgil LeHew and Hazel Williams; and a brother, Joseph James Jr.

The family has suggested McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, Music Department, as appropriate for memorial contributions.

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