Gertrude "Gertie" C. Dorris

Gertrude "Gertie" C. Dorris, 90, of 919 Lamar, late of the 
Jefferson Manor Nursing Home, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at 
Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a member of the Boyd Christian 
Church since she was 16-years-old. 

Mrs. Dorris was born Feb. 28, 1887, in Jefferson county, the daughter 
of William and Christina (Snow) Crane. 

She was first married to Robert M. Tate in Dix on Dec. 14, 1905. After 
his death, she later married Claude Dorris on October 29, 1943.  
He preceded her in death on July 12, 1960. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hughey 
Pulley Funeral Home with J. Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will be 
in Ebenezer Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after -- p.m. 

Mrs. Dorris is survived by two sons Herman Vasco Tate of Mt. Vernon, two 
daughters Mrs. Doris C. Lowth Milwaukee, Wisc. and Mrs. Thelma F. Hamblen 
of Monroe Center, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren 11 great 
great grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Ellen Wilson of Mt. Vernon. 

Besides her husbands, Mrs. Dorris was preceded in death by her parents, 
four sisters and three brothers. 

Date: DOD: May 15, 1977 
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps 

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