Shirley Morris

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BELLEFONTAINE — Shirley A. Morris, 77, of Bellefontaine, and formerly of West Liberty, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at her residence.

Shirley was born Oct. 11, 1936, the daughter of the late James M. and Marcella (Robinson) Miller. Shirley married Robert Lee Morris on Oct. 21, 1951 in Marysville, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2002. She is also preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, a brother, Norman O. Miller, and a son-in-law, Robert Yelton.

She is survived by her three sons, Robert L. (Betty) Morris Jr., of Port Jefferson, Ohio, Gary L. (Marsha) Morris, of Bellefontaine, and Randy J. (Karen) Morris, of Marysville, Ohio; three daughters, Vicki J. Yelton and Cheryl A. (David) Wren, both of Springfield, Ohio, and Cathy J. (Mark) Bateman, of Bellefontaine; two sisters, Lois J. Blair and Patricia E. Roby, both of Bellefontaine; 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She worked in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn in Bellefontaine for many years. She loved to play bingo and traveling. She enjoyed fishing and listening to classic county and western music, including George Jones and Elvis Presley.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 101 Zanesfield Road, West Liberty, Ohio, with Ernie Jones and Jesse Hatfield officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2013