Leonard "Gramps" Morris
PETERSBURG, IL - Leonard "Gramps" Morris, 81, of Petersburg, passed away on May 17, 2014, at St. Joseph Home in Springfield.
He was born June 8, 1932, the son of Leonard and Rose Taggart Morris. Gramps married Anne Hewson on Sept. 26, 1953; she preceded him in death in 2011.
A sister, Pauline Mandarano, also preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children: Stephen (Candice) Morris of Eden Prairie, Minn., Sue Ganey of Springfield, and Linda (James) Herkert of Petersburg; and his nine grandchildren.
Gramps was a very active member of St. Peter Catholic Church of Petersburg. He loved animals, gardening, and following his grandkids' activities. He worked in sales and marketing in the heating and cooling industry. He proudly served his country as a Marine during the Korean War.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at St. Joseph's Home in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St. Joseph Home of Springfield.
The Morris family is being assisted by Hurley Funeral Home of Petersburg. Online condolences may be left at www.hurleyfh.com.
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