reprinted from the Leavenworth Post, Friday, 26-Mar-1915




Lingering Illness Made Change of Climate Necessary, But He Returned Home Later - Was Highly Esteemed

Funeral services for Chester L. Norris, who died at his home, 115 Kingman Street, at 8:25 o'clock last night folling a lingering illness, are scheduled to be conducted at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. M.M. Culpepper of the First Methodist Episcopal church, will have charge. Burial will take place in Mount Muncie cemetery.

Mr. Norris was born in this city the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Norris 21 years ago. He had made Leavenworth his home all his life with the exception of a few months spent in Albuquerque, N.M., where he went in quest of renewed health. He was well known and highly esteemed, and his death is sincerely regretted by his large circle of friends and host of acquaintances.

Almost from the time he was able to work, Mr. Norris has been employed in this city. His ambition was to be a pharmacist, and, therefore, he devoted his energies to the various drug stores of this city, first as errand boy, later as a clerk. Ultimately he entered the employ of J.A. Searcy, for whom he became a highly efficient clerk until ill health necessitated his retirement.

At first it was not thought Mr. Norris' condition was serious, but he became gradually worse until finally he was advised by his physician to seek a climate change. He went to New Mexico and for a time seemed to get better, but ultimately his condition showed no marked improvement, with the result that he decided to return to his home town. Since his return he had grown gradually weaker, and his death was not unexpected.

Besides his parents, Mr. Norris is survived by two brothers, Sidney and William Norris of this city. The pallbear for the funeral will be: Edward Mason, Edwin Gordon, Edward Knight, Howard Wilcox, Wesley Haas and Charles Mulvenon.

reprinted from the Leavenworth Post, Monday, 29-Mar-1915.

The funeral of Chester Norris was held yesterday afternoon from the residence. Burial took place in Mount Muncie cemetery.

Card Of Thanks

We desire to thank our many friends and neighbors and the Fraternal Aid for the kindness and sympathy extended to us in our bereavement, the dean of our son and brother, Chester. Also for the beautiful flowers. - Mr. and Mrs. L. Norris and Sons

Date of death Friday, March 26, 1915

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