Person Sheet

Name: Helen Mae Norman , Grandmother
Birth: 1-9-1914, Born In A Stone House At The Southern End Of The Farm. Chapman, Ks
Death: 9-10-2012, Osage City, KS Age: 98
Burial: Wreford Cemetery, Geary Co., KS
Residence: 1954, Lawrence, KS Age: 39
Occupation: Housewife
Father: Harry Clark Norman (1889-1971)
Mother: Della Elnora Williams (1892-1973)
Spouses:
Spouse 1: Dr. Karl Drechsel Edwards , Grandfather
Birth: 9-15-1912, Geary Co., Ks
Death: 9-9-1987, Lawrence, Ks Age: 74
Burial: 9-12-1987, Wreford Cemetary, Geary Co. KS
Residence: 1954, Lawrence, KS Age: 41
Occupation: Educator - Public Schools In Alida, Milford, Chapman, Enterprise, KS; School Of Education, University Of Kansas
Education BS And MS, Kansas St. Univ.; EdD, University Of Kansas
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Father: Aubrey West Edwards (1882-1951)
Mother: Henrietta “Hattie” Jacobina Beeler (1883-1970)
Marriage: 12-28-1933, Dickinson Co., KS
Children: Lois Elizabeth (1935-)
  Nancy Ruth (1944-)
Notes for Helen Mae Norman
She was born in a stone house at the southern end of the farm where her family lived. She attended Wesley School for grades 1-8. She graduated for Dickinson County High School in 1931.

She was married on December 28, 1933 in the living room of her parent’s house. She and Karl moved a lot in the early years when he taught school and was a principal. The lived at Enterprise and Chapman along with several other small towns in Dickinson and Gerry County, Kansas.

They moved to Lawrence in 1946 when Karl got a job as a professor at the University of Kansas.

She joined Chapter CW of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in 1957. She was a member of P.E.O. for over 50 years, serving as President twice. She also made the chapters initiation gowns.

She moved to Osage City living in a small house and eventually to an assisted living and later a nursing home.

Played the violin and the piano. She loved to sew; had a “green thumb”; she made several quilts and quilted wall hangings. She also painted. She was creative and kind and always dressed beautifully. She was greatly loved by her family and her many friends.
Notes for Karl Drechsel (Spouse 1)
square dance caller - founder of Barndancer Club, Lawrence; member of Caller Lab; attained Caller Coach certification
Last Modified 5-7-2013 Created 5-14-2013 (null)