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Round, gold-colored, metal plate with a floral design along the rim.  The center of the plate contains three figures, in black, each raised up from the plate's surface.

This plate is from India.
The donor, Lois M. Marsilje, was a missionary nurse, she collected this object in India where she labored for nearly 40 years, ca. 1937-1974.

Lois M. Marsilje, was born in Athens, IL in 1911. Her family moved to Holland, MI in the 1920s. Lois attended Holland High and Hope College. She was also a member of Holland’s First Reformed Church.
Lois studied at Chicago’s Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. She became a missionary nurse in India, where she worked nearly 40 years. retiring in 1974, Lois returned to live in Holland, MI. Lois died in 2001. She was buried in Holland’s Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
Gift of
Marsilje, Lois (c/o Mike Rannow)