Marjorie Morris

The Index · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Marjorie Lee Morris, 80, of Tipton, formerly of West Liberty, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, in her home surrounded by family.

Marjorie and her twin sister were born on February 28, 1933, in Davenport, daughters of James Lawson and Pearl Elsie Hodges Bryan. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1953 and was united in marriage to James Lester Morris in an evening ceremony on Saturday, August 5, 1961 in the Wayside Chapel of St. John’s Methodist Church, Davenport.

Marjorie was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She belonged to the United Methodist Woman’s Club and the Tipton Woman’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin sister, Georgia Lou Bryan.

She is survived by her husband, James (Jim) of Tipton; daughters, Cathleen Morris-Wyatt and husband Christopher of Ponca City, Okla., Cheryl Stark of Tipton, and Christine Durst and husband Jeff of Davenport; grandchildren, Megan Morris-Wyatt, Raymond Stark, Brandon Stark, Carter Morris-Wyatt and Michael Durst; sisters, Pat Arp and husband Dennis Oetzmann of Dixon, Karen Bryan of Davenport, and Connie Harris and husband Ralph of Davenport, and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, at United Methodist Church in Tipton with the Rev. DeLane Wright officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Cemetery, Stockport. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton.

A memorial has been established for breast cancer research. Online condolences and photographs may be shared at
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