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Joan Mae Morris


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Joan Mae Morris Obituary
Morris, Joan Mae
1927 - 2017
Joan Mae Morris passed away peacefully after succumbing to a hard fought battle with cancer on December 8, 2017. She was born December 13, 1927 in Canton, Ohio. The family moved to Reynoldsburg in 1960 where Joan remained until her move to the Wesley Ridge retirement community in 2010. Joan retired from the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation. After her move, she became an active member of the Wesley Ridge Retirement Community where she participated in many activities and the trips that were offered. One of her favorite activities was chair volleyball where she continued to play until late summer. She also had a deep passion for creating water colors when she began painting lessons in the mid-1980's. After moving to Wesley Ridge she took almost every art class available and won several awards for her work, and was the Artist in Residence during Chautauqua week in 2015. She also expressed herself through the numerous unique quilts she created. Her family received many pieces of art and her quilted wall-hangings as gifts over the years, which we will always cherish. Joan is survived by her children, Judy Williams, Jane (Ron) Kennedy, son David and grandson Joshua Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, William and granddaughter Heather Dawn Kennedy. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (Mom's 90th birthday) as a way to celebrate her life on that day, in the Chapel of the Barnes Center at Wesley Ridge , with calling hours from 1 - 2 PM. A private burial will take place in the morning with just her family at Pataskala Cemetery. We want to thank all of the wonderful nurses, aids, caretakers, and Wesley Ridge Hospice who made her final days in the Barnes Center as comfortable as possible. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Wesley Ridge Charitable Fund in Joan's name. Arrangements under the care of Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg. Messages may be sent to Joan's family by visiting www.cotnerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 11, 2017
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