Mary Francis Morris, age 72 of Beardstown, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born November 8, 1948 in Rushville, the daughter of David and Velvia Jennings Stambaugh. She married Howard Morris and he preceded her in death in July of 1993.
She is survived by her a daughter Starla (husband Jeremy) Swan of Beardstown; four sons Jim (wife Carri) Morris of Cambria, Steve Morris of Herrin, Chris Morris of Beardstown, and Gregg Morris of Colp; her step daughter Alberta (husband Chuck) Glascock of Beardstown; sixteen grandchildren James, Tionna, Colton, and Laney Morris, Krystal and Kyle Myers, Tonya and Zak Danner, Kassandra Mansfield, Justice, Drake, and Lyric Wrobleski, Lilly and Rylee Swan, Christopher Klassen, and Alaina Crews; numerous great grandchildren; two sisters Bessie (deceased husband Frank) Chestnut of Hannibal and Connie (deceased husband Junior) Durell of Beardstown; one brother David (wife June) Stambaugh of Moline; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a grandson Trever Wrobleski, two sisters Jennie (deceased husband Guy) Stambaugh and Norma (deceased husband Bernard) Coil, and three brothers John, Dannie, and Richard Stambaugh.
Mary attended Rushville School. She has always been a caregiver and it was her passion. She raised five children, she cared for her husband when had a stroke, and up until she was no longer able to work, she cared for many elderly and disabled people. Mary enjoyed working in her flower beds, collecting dish towels, and taking pictures as long as she was not in them. Most of the time she might agree with you, even though she never heard what you said, and she was thankful that her sister Connie would help her watch her card while playing Bingo.
Mary’s life was her family. She cherished her time spent down south with her family and her sons dog Poe. She absolutely loved not only her children, grand and great grandchildren, but she loved everyone else’s too. She went to every sporting event even if she didn’t know what was going on or where her baby was playing on the field. Mary gave the best hugs and you never left without getting one.
Graveside services will be held at Noon Monday, December 14, 2020 at Beardstown City Cemetery. There will be a 15-minute viewing at the cemetery prior to the services. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
Due to the current health situation, face masks will be required, and social distancing guidelines should be followed.
Memorials have been suggested to Colwell Memorial Home. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.