In memory of

Kathryn Norris

October 16, 1923 - September 5, 2019
From: Nemaha, IA
Kathryn Norris

Kathryn Norris

Born: October 16, 1923
Died: September 5, 2019
Age: 95
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   Kathryn Norris, age 95 of Nemaha, IA, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City, IA.  Kathryn Delores Anderson was born on October 16, 1923, to parents John and Mary (Jacobson) Anderson in Wakonda, SD.  She attended grade school at Bethel County School across the road from their farm where her sister Dorothy was her first grade teacher.  Kathryn graduated as valedictorian with the class of 1941 from Wakonda Consolidated School.  She then continued her education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, and graduated in 1945 with a degree in home economics education.  She taught in Larchwood, IA, Hartington, NE, and Avon, SD.  After marriage, she continued to substitute teach.  

   While teaching in Avon, SD, Kathryn met and later married George W. Norris of Wahoo, NE, on August 20, 1949, at Wakonda Baptist Church.  This union was blessed with four children: Jack, David, Michael and Georgia.  Kathryn and her family moved to Nemaha in 1958, where George taught and became elementary principal for Crestland Consolidated School District of Early and Nemaha.

   Kathryn was a member of the United Methodist Church in Nemaha where she held many offices as a member of the United Methodist Women.  She also wrote the Nemaha News for local papers for many years and was a member of the Nemaha Federated Women's Club.  

   Those left to cherish her memory include her husband George of Nemaha, IA; children: Jack of Euless, TX, David of Houston, TX, Michael (Lu Ann) of Lake View, IA, and Georgia Norris Vajpeyi of Cedar Rapids, IA; three granddaughters: Kristen Norris of Sac City, IA, Stephanie (Matt) Strode of Minneapolis, MN, and Shawna Norris (fiancé Chad Reddick) of Glendale, CA;  three grandsons: Kyle Norris of Sac City, IA, Eashaan Vajpeyi of Cedar Falls, IA, and Varun Vajpeyi of Denver, CO; great-granddaughter  Marlowe; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. 

   Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Carol Anderson and Dorothy (Nels) Petersen; two brothers: Willard (Marjorie) Anderson and Russel (Leone) Anderson; brothers-in-law: V. Lee (Alphadeen) Norris and Leon (Olive) Norris; and sister-in-law Maxine (Alvin) Goerken.

Memorials may be directed to the Nemaha United Methodist Church.





11:00 a.m., Friday
September 13, 2019
United Methodist Church
Nemaha, IA

4:00 -6:00 p.m., Thursday
September 12, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:56 AM
“So very sorry to learn of Kathryn's passing.”
- Len Schulke
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“George, my deepest condolences to you and your family.”
- Timothy Westcott
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“Prayers to Mr. Norris and family. May your memories of Kathy keep you at peace. She was a wonderful wife and mom who cared deeply for her family, school system, and community. Blessings, Beth Nellis Goodvin”
- Beth Nellis Goodvin
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“My Sympathy to George and all Kathyrn's family. Kathyrn will be missed by all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Janet Hollingsworth
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“Dearest George, Georgia and family; my sympathy and prayers are with you as you say good-bye (for now) to Kathy. Kathy and George were such a huge part of my childhood. Georgia and I were not only blessed to be childhood best friends but our parents have forever remained dear friends and supporters of each other. Georgia and I had the special gift of Mothers who took us to dance lessons, musical theater, and encourages whatever educational, social or extra-curricular activity we were involved in. I SO wish I could be there for Kathy's visitation and funeral but look forward to the day when I will see her again in heaven. ”
- Carmen (Kowalke) Dorman
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“I was blessed to know Kathy and her family from 1965 when we moved to the area so our daughter, Carmen, could begin Kindergarten in Nemaha. Carmen and Georgia became best friends and our families spent a lot of time together. I am sorry because I know Kathy will be missed but, also, know she is safe in God's hands. ”
- Carlene Allard
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“To Georgia and family~ Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and I wish I could have spent more time with her. Please know that you and are family are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Linda Lyon
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 9:16 AM
“To the Norris Family,
Iím very sorry to her of the passing of your wife and mother. She raised an incredible family. I wish that I could come for visitation, it would be wonderful to visit with you. Please know that you are in my prayers. Hugs for you. ”
- Sue (Mason) Malloy
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