Edward L. Morris, 69, of Sunrise Beach, MO, passed away January 15, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm, Friday, January 17, 2014, at Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, MO, with a Celebration of Life immediately following. Graveside services will take place at 11am Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends beginning at 10am at the chapel. Ed spent 30 years with KCPL, beginning in the mail room and ending as Director of Materials. After leaving corporate life, Ed began a new career as owner/operator of Eddie's Bar and Grill in South Kansas City before retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2000. Ed was a very active member of the Elks, serving in various capacities of Lodge #2705 for many years including bar manager and numerous officer positions. Ed was also involved with the American Legion Post 624, Ararat Shrine Temple, Masonic Lodge, and Raytown Christian Church. Ed will be dearly missed by his family which includes his loving wife of nearly 40 years, Kathy (Kathleen Walters); daughter Jennifer Johnson and her husband Erik; son Jeff Morris and his partner Adam King; siblings: Karen Jones and Toby Contreras; grandchildren: Leif and Hakon; an aunt, Maud Shelton; and two adorable dogs: Dorie and Tinker. In Ed's memory, the family suggests donations to the Elks Lodge #2705, PO Box 1262, Laurie, MO 65038 or S.T.A.F.F. (animal rescue), PO Box 1324, Laurie, MO 65038. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218. D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories 816-353-1218 www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com

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Published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 17, 2014