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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Obituary for Bill Morris

From the Pantagraph

Kenneth H. "Bill" Morris, 86, Wapella, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday (March 30, 2009) at his family residence in Wapella.

His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bill Morris Memorial Fund.

He was born Oct. 15, 1922, in Wapella, son of Proctor and Blanche Cox Morris. He married Carol Ann Ellis on Dec. 23, 1950, in Wapella.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Morris, Wapella; one son, Kenneth W. (Tonja) Morris, LeRoy; one daughter, Kim (Bradley) Karr, Wapella; two granddaughters, Sada (Ryan) McGee, DeWitt, and Linn (Chad) Schmid, Wapella; five grandsons, Jason (Trudy) Karr, Clinton; John (Ronnie Beach) Karr, Heyworth; David Taylor, Wapella; Brandon Karr, Wapella; and Kenneth Tyler Morris, Wapella; three great-grandsons, Blake Karr, Nick Zenger and Nate Zenger; three great-granddaughters, Savannah McGee; Casey and Carley Cotner; three sisters, Juanita Stephenson, Grayson, Ga.; Mary (John) Holland, Clinton; and Helen (Richard) Chapman, Clinton; and one brother, Jerry (Barbara) Morris, Wapella.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Doris Kathleen Morris, Emma Colleen Carl and Deloris J. Duncan; two brothers, Robert Vern Morris and Jack Roy Morris; and one granddaughter, Amber Dee Taylor.

Bill worked for Delaney's, Haysenwinklie, and Pillsbury Elevators in Wapella before retiring after many years in 1986.

He was a former member of the Wapella Fire Department and former fire chief and also former mayor of Wapella.

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