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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 15, 1987

OBITUARY - LELAND "DOLAN" NORRIS

Leland Dolan NORRIS, son of Albert and Nora NORRIS, was born in Redding, Iowa, January 21, 1910. After a lengthy illness, he passed away October 3, 1987, at the Lucas County Hopsital in Chariton, Iowa, at the age of 77 years.

As a child, he joined the Redding Methodist Church and attended high school at Redding, Iowa.

On July 19, 1934, he was united in marriage to Mildred Lorene BROWN at Albany,Missouri. Dolan and Mildred were the parents of a son, Harold Dean.

For several years Dolan was engaged in farming in the Blockton vicinity. He also worked as a carpenter and was emloyed at the Blockton elevator. His interests were gardening and fishing, and he was active in the Blockton Saddle Club.

Dolan was a proud grandpa and enjoyed the love, companionship and devotion of his two grandchildren, Kevin Dean and Karla Maurine, and Kevin's fiancee, Michelle PUCKETT.

Dolan was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Nora; his wife, Mildred; and two sisters-in-law, Catherine NORRIS and Madge NORRIS.

He is survived by his son, Harold Dean, and his daughter-in-law, Jacki; grandchildren, Kevin Dean and Karla Maurine; three brothers, Cleo NORRIS of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Paul NORRIS of Independence, Iowa, and Harold E. NORRIS and his wife, Leta, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Also surviving his is a sister-in-law, Maona STERMOLE and husband, Joe, of Des Moines, Iowa; four brothers-in-law, Kenneth BROWN and wife Virginia of Grant City, Mo.; Rex BROWN and his wife Annabel, of Bedford, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.

Dolan will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral services were held from the Blockton Christian Church Tuesday, October 6, at 2:00 P.M., conducted by Rev. Scott MARCUM. Interment was in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blockton. Arrangements were under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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