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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Mourns the Passing of Carol Ann Morris

Carol Ann Morris, 78, Wapella, died at 2:25 p.m. Monday (Aug. 22, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Her graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella. J. Kent Hickerson will officiate. Burial will be at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Carol Ann Morris Memorial Fund.

She was born March 5, 1933, in Wapella, daughter of Fletcher and Marion Carl Ellis. She married Kenneth H. “Bill” Morris on Dec. 23, 1950, in Wapella. He passed away March 30, 2009.

Surviving are children, Kim (Brad) Karr, Wapella, and Kenneth (Tonja) Morris, LeRoy; two granddaughters, Sada (Ryan) McGee, DeWitt, and Lynn (Chad) Schmid, Clinton; five grandsons, Jason (Trudy) Karr, Clinton; John Karr, Wapella; David (Heather) Taylor, Greencastle, Ind.; Brandon Karr, Clinton; and Kenneth Tyler Morris, Wapella; four great-grandsons, Blake Karr, Nick Zenger, Nate Zenger and Raylan Schmid; one great-granddaughter, Savannah McGee; and one brother, Bill (Betty) Ellis, Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one granddaughter.

Carol Ann Morris was considered by man to be the First Lady of Wapella, a title she earned in conjunction with her husband Bill Morris, a community leader. She was a secretary at Holland Brothers, Wapella, for 30 years, and was a great neighbor and friend to the Village of Wapella. She enjoyed quilting.

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