Madeline Morris

1924-2013

Madeline Jeanette Martin Morris passed from this life to eternity with Jesus on February 28, 2013. She was born to Floy J. and Edna Alderson Martin December 29, 1924, in Wellsville, MO.

She attended Wellsville schools and continued her education at Kirksville State Teachers College and then graduated from Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, TX in Medical Technology in 1945.

She married Calvin Don Morris March 1, 1947. Her death came one day short of their celebration of 66 years together. Madeline loved her profession and worked at Osler Medical Laboratory for almost 60 years. She enjoyed traveling the world and she loved anything with a needle and thread – sewing, needlepointing, knitting, and smocking. She and Don moved from Dallas, TX to Edmond, OK in 2006.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Don, two daughters Susan Newman of Downers Grove, IL, and Donna Wight married to Preston Wight of Edmond, OK; sister Wilma Blackshaw and husband Lester Blackshaw of Mexico, MO; 4 granddaughters – Caroline Young, Kate Chittenden, Jeanette Stevenson, and Allison Williams; and 3 great grandchildren. In addition she is survived by nieces Sarah Thompson, Stacy Kaiser, Suzanne McKenna, Maria Bowie, nephew Johan Morris; and preceded in death by nephew, Martin J. Blackshaw.

Graveside services will be in Wellsville, MO at Hopewell Cemetery.

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