VIRGINIA THELMA (WOOLSEY) NORRIS

Born: Wed., Nov. 3, 1926
Died: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Location: First Christian Church


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A memorial service for Virginia Thelma “Ginny” (Woolsey) Norris, 90, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 20, 2017 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Casey Schroeder and Pastor Ron Cobb, nephew, of Holton, Kansas officiating. Inurnment will be held at the Wheatland Cemetery.
Ginny Norris passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland.
Ginny was born Wednesday, November 3, 1926, in Wheatland, the daughter of Mae Irene (Barrett) and George Gordon Woolsey. She was reared and educated in Wheatland where she obtained her high school diploma. Ginny married her sweetheart, Leo G. Norris, on September 15, 1943, in Wheatland. She farmed and ranched alongside her husband west of Wheatland retiring in 2000.
Ginny enjoyed cooking and baking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, traveling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with her family.
She was a member of First Christian Church and participated in the Ladies Group in addition to many Bible studies. She served faithfully showing God’s love to everyone she knew.
She was active in the community always willing to serve and help others. She worked at Cactus Jack’s and The Bonnie Scot’s clothing stores. She loved to bowl and bowled on many leagues. She was a member of the Farm Bureau and a sewing club for many years.
Ginny is survived by her two daughters, Sheri Shinalt (Hoke) of Wheatland and Nelda Flesher (Don) of Casper, Wyoming; one sister, Janice Nagle, of Sheridan, Wyoming; two brothers, George Woolsey (Alice) of Wheatland, Wyoming and Gordon Woolsey (Judy) of Yucaipa, California; five grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, on March 11, 2006; her parents; a son, Gary C. Norris, on May 31, 1952; and her brother, Wood.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Christian Church, 95 19th Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 or the Platte County Legacy Home, 100 19th Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jeanie Drury Reddy
   Posted Fri October 13, 2017
Sheri and Nelda....so sorry to read about your mom's passing. She was such a sweetheart! I'm sure they are rejoicing kin heaven. Blessings to all of your family!
Jeanie Drury Reddy

Ron Cobb
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017
Love and Prayers to all of Aunt Ginnie's family and friends.
I hope you all can celebrate her life at Wheatland First
Christian Church on Friday, October 20th, and give your
love and support to all her family members in person.

Kenny Boyd
   Posted Tue October 17, 2017
My prayers go out to the family of Virgina, a loving woman who touched the lives of so many.

Warren Family
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss; Condolences to you and your family. I look forward to the time when "death is swallowed up forever." (1 Corinthians 15:54) When one of my family members passed away, I looked to my family for comfort, but most importantly, I received comfort from God's Word the Bible. Jesus likened death to sleeping. This is encouraging because people can be awakened from sleep. The Bible gives us hope of a resurrection. In Revelation 21:4, God promises, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I look forward to that time and it helps me get by. I hope it is encouraging to you too. If you are interested in more encouragement from the scriptures, I invite you to go to www.JW.org.

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