Shirley M. Morris

Shirley M. Morris, age 87, formerly of Fairview Heights, IL born in East St. Louis, IL on December 14, 1924 passed away, 7:15pm on Thursday January 19, 2012 at University Health & Rehabilitation Center in Edwardsville, IL.

Shirley worked as a sales clerk for the former Mister Donut in Fairview Heights, IL for many years.  She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Maryville and a former member of St. John United Church of Christ in Fairview Heights, also a member of the Kappa Tau chapter of Lambda Sigma Alpha Sorority and the Grant-Illini School PTA in Fairview Heights.  She was a former Metro East Journal Mother of the Year. In her earlier years she loved music and followed her husband Peanuts in his big band performances. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother.  

She was preceded in death by her husband Julius "Peanuts" Morris, her parents Fred and Louise nee Drewel Seba, a grandson Scott Phelps, a brother Fred Seba, and three sisters Fern Tedford, LaVerne Knapp, and Faye Meyers. 

She is survived by her two daughters Karen (Lendell) Phelps Jr. of Maryville and Kimberly (Jack Klohr fiancee) Morris of Collinsville, two grandchildren Robyn (Jon) Clark of Maryville and Brent Phelps of Hamel, three great grandchildren Emma & Matthew Clark and Scott Phelps, one niece and two nephews. 

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Sunday January 22, 2012 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Street Maryville, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10am on Monday January 23, 2012 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home with the Rev. Sigurd Bjorklund officiating.  Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church 6325 West Main Maryville, IL  62062

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