Name:    Norvah Orvilla (Sheets) LaGrange

From:  The Tipton Conservative, Tipton, Iowa
Date:  May 26, 1909   


The family of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Sheets, of our city, have been peculiarly afflicted, for of the twelve children born to them, seven now lay side by side in the Rochester cemetery, all these having passed away before they had reached middle life. The last to join this group was Norvah Orvilla, who was born August 8, 1885. As a child she was not very strong, but was always patient and never complained, and seems to have been of a peculiarly cheerful disposition, for those who know her best say she never spoke a cross word.

August 15, 1906, she was married to Mr. Fred C. LaGrange, and his business was keeping him almost constantly traveling, her home was largely in no settled place, but with her husband in his work. In those two and a half years of wedded life she spent considerable time in different hospitals, submitting to operations, but her disease, tuberculosis, could not be baffled and she fell asleep in Colorado Sunday, May 16. Her body was brought to the home of her parents and the funeral service held May 19.

Her early life was spent in the vicinity of Rochester and here. At the age of nine year, she made a profession of her faith in her Saviour and united with the Methodist Protestant church at that place. She has now passed into the Great Beyond and is at rest

From:  The Tipton Advertiser, Tipton, Iowa
Date:  May 20, 1909   

The remains of Mrs. Fred C. LaGrange, whose death occurred at Denver, May 16, were brought here Tuesday by her husband. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sheets, at whose home the funeral services were held yesterday, conducted by Rev. J. N. Naly. The interment was in the family burying ground in the Rochester cemetery.