Mayrene Norris

Mayrene Norris

Sunday, November 29th, 1931 - Thursday, May 20th, 2021
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Mayrene Norris, 89, of Olathe, KS formerly of Gardner, KS passed away May 20, 2021 at Santa Marta Nursing Facility in Olathe. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wed., May 26, 2021 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Rosary 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am Thur., May 27, 2021 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main, Gardner, KS. Internment follows at St. Columbine Catholic Cemetery, Edgerton, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gardner Historical Museum, Gardner Athena Club Student Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at

Mayrene was born on a farm in rural Wellsville, KS on Nov. 29, 1931 to Gale and Jessie (Clarke) Counselman. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1949. After high school she attended St. Mary’s College for two years majoring in Home Economics and Chemistry. On June 16, 1951, Mayrene married William “Bill” Howard Norris. They lived much of their life on their farm between Gardner and Edgerton. Mayrene was dedicated to her family, churches (Divine Mercy of Gardner and Assumption Catholic Church in Edgerton) and her friends. She loved her volunteer work with the Gardner Senior Center, Gardner Historical Society, Athena Club, Gardner Grade Schools and Johnson County 4-H activities. Mayrene served on the Gardner Edgerton School Board for 12 years. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bill. Mayrene is survived by her seven children: Rita Norris (Robert Clark), Dallas, GA, Bill (Sharon) Norris, Shawnee, KS, Kathy (Shannon) Rankin, Olathe, KS, Eugene (TJ) Norris, Wellsville, KS, Annette (George) Lauppe, Manhattan, KS, Mary Norris Brannon and Scott Shaw, Long Beach, CA and David (Stephanie) Norris, Eudora, KS; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patty Norris, Edgerton, KS and brothers-in-law: John (Dale) Norris, Keller, TX and Ernie Mayfield, Georgetown, IN.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 27th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Thursday, May 27th, 2021 10:00am
    Divine Mercy Catholic Church
    555 W Main
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Interment

    St. Columbine Catholic Cemetery
    20612 Dillie Rd
    EDGERTON, KS 66021
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Judy Wohletz

Posted at 09:41am
I will remember your mother with a beautiful smile. She was smiling all the time and so friendly to visit with. We had planned on making the visitation or the funeral, but it just didn't work out. Prayers for everyone. She will be missed. God Bless! Love, Jim and Judy (Bauman) Wohletz

Kathy Reddy

Posted at 08:14pm
Mike and I send our sympathies to Mayrene's family. She was a wonderful lady.

The Todd Allenbrand Family

Posted at 08:38am
Love you guys, God got a good one. My Mom #2. Prayers for all of you.
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Sorry for your loss, Kim Hicks & Family, Pam Paterson & Family, and Lisa McCoy & Family
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