Mrs. John I. Morris passed away at the Hereford, Texas, Hospital on Sunday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m., aged 34 years, 1 month and 15 days. Mrs. Morris before her marriage was Miss Eva McCormick, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mort McCormick, old settlers here and now making their home at Higgins, Texas.
She was born in Cherryvale, Kans., August 17, 1896. She came to Shattuck with her parents in 1900.
She was a member of the 1915 graduation class of Shattuck High School. She was united in marriage, August 31, 1916, to John I. Morris, at Arnett. To this union were born five children, all of whom survive here.
In May, 1930, she moved with her family in Hereford, Texas.
The funeral services were held in the Shattuck Baptist Church, with Rev. J. G. Holder officiating. She was buried in the Shattuck Cemetery with Mason's Mortuary in charge.
Pallbearers, were Bob Denney, Bland Denney, Harvey Overshiner, Cecil Nash, Charlie Nash and Jake Schultz.
Flower girls were Mary Ellen Oats, Elma Weibert, Mary Louise Kearns, Pearl Jackson, Leoma Schwope, Byrie Patterson and Viola Steinert. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Thelma May and Rosalee, three sons John Allen, James Morton and Charles Maralow, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mort McCormick of Higgins, her grandmother, Mrs. R. Tuman of Higgins and sister, Mrs. Z. J. Graham of Canadian, Texas.
Card of Thanks
We desire to sincerely thank all our neighbors and friends for their manifestations of sympathy in our hour of bereavement; also, the florals were beautiful.
John I. Morris and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mort McCormick, and Mrs. Z J. Graham.
Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society
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