Mrs. Emma Tappert, who had been a resident of Norfolk for more than forty-five years, died at the home of her son, Lauren, 1212 Philip avenue, Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock, following a paralytic stroke suffered a few days before. She had been in poor health for more than a year due to heart trouble.
Mrs. Tappert, who would have been 73 years old June 24, was born in 1861 at Burlington, Ia. There she lived until after her marriage to Otto F. Tappert, June 21, 1887, shortly after which they came to Norfolk.
To this union four children were born, three of whom survive, Mrs. Josephine Scofield, Lauren J. Tappert, Norfolk, and Miss Doris Tappert, Hemstead, N. Y., who arrived here Monday noon to attend the services. Another son, Herman, preceded her in death twelve years ago.
She is also survived by six grandchildren, Mrs. E. C. Roberts, Zanesville, Ohio, Edith and Mary Lou Scofield, Patty Ann Tappert, all of Norfolk; Edward and Herman Tappert of Detroit, Mich.; and one great grandson, at Zanesville, Ohio. Mr. Tappert died twenty-eight years ago.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the home and at 2:30 o’clock at the Episcopal church, the Rev. O. H. Glyn Lloyd officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill cemetery.
A brother-in-law, Julius Tappert of Fairfield, Ia., arrived in Norfolk Monday noon to attend the services.
Source: The Norfolk Daily News, Mon. June 4, 1934, page 5