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Elva Jane Norris

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Elva Jane Norris, age 91 of Carolina Village died on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. She was born October 31st, 1924 to the late Dr. and Mrs. R.U. Cairns of River Falls, Wisconsin where she grew up. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; and by her son, Kent.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing in 1946. She married Charles F. Norris in 1947; they lived in Wheaton, Illinois for thirty six years and raised their family there. In 1988 when her husband retired, they moved to Hendersonville, where she loved the mountains, clouds, Carolina blue sky, and the lush vegetation. She was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Jane Berry and her husband, Andy of Hendersonville; one son, Blair R. Norris and his wife, Iris of Columbus, Ohio; four grandsons, Ben, Chris, and Matt Speers, and Andrew Cummins; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at Trinity Presbyterian Church officiated by the Reverend Mark Stanley.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Elva's memory be directed to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2016
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