Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Osta Kinney Norris, 1871-1963

Daily Iowegian - 1 July 1963
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  Osta Kinney Norris passed away Sunday [30 June 1963] at Jewell, Iowa. She left Jerome a number of years ago and had made her home in and around Marshalltown, Iowa.
  She was born Jan. 26, 1871, in Appanoose county one mile west of Jerome, Iowa. She was the oldest of the nine children of Jessie G. and Louisa Kinney. She was a membe of the Methodist Church for many years.
  She is survived by three sons, Harley of Oakland, Cal., Claude of Marshalltown and Otis of Jewell, Ia., and one brother, George of Cincinnati. She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne.
  Funeral services will be held at the Jerome Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
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The Seymour Herald - 4 July 1963
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  Mrs. Osta Norris, 92, died Sunday, June 30, in Jewell, Iowa, where she had been living several years. She was born Jan. 26, 1871, one mile west of Jerome, Iowa, the daughter of Jesse and Louise Kinney.
  She married Oct. 1, 1890, to Guthrie Norris of Numa, Iowa, the Rev. E. A. Robinson officiating.
  They made their home at Seymour, Iowa, until 1912, when they moved to Cedar Rapids. In 1940 Mr. and Mrs. Norris moved to Marshalltown. The last 12 years Mrs. Norris had lived in Berkeley, Calif., and Jewell. She was a life-long member of the Methodist church.
  She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Wayne; three sisters and three brothers.
  Surviving are three sons: Harlie R., Berkeley, Calif.; Claude R., Marshalltown, and Otis, Jewell; also a brother, George Kinney, Cincinnati, Iowa,  five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
  Service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, July 5, in the Jerome Methodist church. Burial will be in Jerome Cemetery.

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