Verna Mae Long Morris
Verna Mae Long Morris, 90, of Greenfield, passed away September 23, 2016, at McCormick’s Creek Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in Spencer, Ind. She was born May 12, 1926, in Marion, Ohio to the late Enos Hollis and Spray Alma Long.
While attending high school in Lima, Ohio she worked at the Davis Drugstore and volunteered at the Lima Memorial Hospital as a candy striper. She played trumpet in the school band and won the Foreign Language award her senior year. She was employed by the Kemmer Insurance Company after high school.
She met her husband, C.L. (Corky) Morris, at the First Baptist Church in Lima and was married on November 3, 1946. Verna and Corky lived in Cincinnati and Hillsboro, Ohio prior to relocating to Greenfield where Corky served as administrator of the Hancock County Memorial Hospital for many years.
Verna was a member of the Greenfield Christian Church, active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship, Rebekah Circle, and Spirit Sowers, and served in leadership roles for the church’s Riley Days Fall Festival fund-raising activities. She was a member of several community organizations including the Psi Iota Xi philanthropic sorority, the Homemakers Club, and the Greenfield Country Club. She was a member and leader of the Women’s Auxiliary volunteers of the Hancock County Memorial Hospital for many years and later served as a teacher’s assistant at the St. Michael Catholic School.
Verna was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and community volunteer and leader. She was loved and respected by everyone she met, including her many friends among the residents and staff of Crown Pointe Senior Living in Greenfield and McCormick’s Creek Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in Spencer, Indiana. She was known to be among the best at entertaining and hostessing and never hesitated to offer encouragement and support for those in need.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Kay Makely; her son, Barry Alan Morris; and grandchildren, Addison, Madeleine, and Jackson Morris.
Verna was preceded in death by her husband, C. L. Morris; her son, Gerald Lee Morris; and her sisters, Marie Alma Simica, Marjorie Helena Ochwat, and Wilda Jean Kahler.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at the Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main St., Greenfield.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Christian Women’s Fellowship, Greenfield Christian Church, 23 North East St., Greenfield, IN 46140.
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