Rosella Roberts Burns
I, Rosella Roberts Burns, of Shelbyville in Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, herby revoking all former wills made by me.
Item One; I direct that my executor, hereinafter named shall first pay from my estate all my just debts, my funeral espenses and the costs and espenses of the execution of this will.
[Item Two:] I give and bequest to the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, Indiana the sum of One Hundred ($100) Dollars.
Item Three; I give and bequest to my brother James E. Norris, my walnut bedroom set, all my parlor furniture and the oil portrait of my grandfather.
Item Four; I give and bequeath to my brother Earnest R. Norris, my piano, base burner, all of my lace curtains, one moquette carpet, one gold band set of dishes, except the cake plate of such set which is hereafter bequeathed to my niece Rhoda Rosella Norris; I also give to the said Earnest R. the oil portrait of my father.
Item Five; I give and bequeath to my niece, Catharine Marie Norris, my Chiffonier, one white and gold bedroom toilet set, one feather bed, two pillows and a bolster and all my clothing, all to be her absolute property. I do hereby give to said Catherine Marie Norris my watch and chain and my set of china dishes, to be held and used by her during her life and at her death the same to become the absolute property of her sister, Rhoda Rosella Norris.
Item Six; I give and bequeath to my niece Rhoda Rosella Norris my said side-board one feather bed, two pillows and a bolster and one cake plate being a breakfast set of dishes herein above bequeathed to Earnest R. Norris.
Item Seven; I give and bequeath to my nieces, the said Catherine Marie Norris and Rhoda Rosella Norris, all articles and items of property contained in the chiffonier herein above bequeathed to Catharine Marie Norris and all my fancy work. The same to be divided equally between them.
Item Eight; I direct that my executor shall expend the sum of Two Thousand (2,000) dollars from my estate in the purchase of a monument for myself and for my deceased father and two sisters also deceased and said executor shall cause said monument properly inscribed to be erected on my father's lot in Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County, Indiana, and shall also purchase suitable markers for myself and my said father and sisters and cause them to be properly inscribed and placed at our respective places of interment.
Item Nine; I further direct that a portion of my real estate of which I may die seized, sufficient to carry out all the provisions contained in the foregoing item one, two, and eight of this will shall be sold under the order and direction of the Shelby Circuit court of Shelby County, Indiana, and if any part of the proceeds of such sale shall remain after all of such provisions have been complied with I hereby give the same to my said brothers James E. Norris and Earnest R. Norris equally.
Item Ten; I hereby give and devise all the residue of my real estate which shall remain unsold, to my said brothers James E. Norris and Earnest R. Norris in equal shares each to have and to hold his said share thereof for and during his natural life only the remainder in fee simple of the share herein devised to James E. Norris during his life time. I hereby give and devise to his children living at his death, share and share alike, the remainder in fee simple of the share of said real estate here given to said Earnest R. Norris during his lifetime. I hereby devise to his children living at his death, share and share alike but if said Earnest R. Norris shall at his death leave no child or children surviving him then the said share of real estate hereby devised to him during his lifetime shall go to the children then living of James E. Norris, in fee simple, share and share alike.
Item Eleven; I hereby constitute and appoint my brother James E. Norris Executor of this will. In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand this 30th day of November 1911.
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