Richard L. Morris

Funeral services for Richard L. Morris, 83, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church and burial will follow at Zion Missionary Baptist Cemetery in McAlester, OK. He died on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Richard was born on July 19, 1930 in Ardmore, OK, the son of Wood and Jane Baptiste Marris.

He moved to Lawrence in 1945 and was a student at Haskell Institute.

Mr. Morris was formerly employed as a Bakery Instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University. He retired in 1980.

He was a member of the Haskell Alumnae and had attended the Lawrence Indian Methodist Church.

He married Susie Jane Fisher in March 25, 1950 in Kansas City, MO. She preceded him in death on January 18, 2008.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria J. Morris, of Lawrence; a brother, Roscoe Marris, Englewood, CO; one half brother, Terry Marris, Ardmore, OK; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; and a son, Terry L. Morris.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the Lawrence Indian Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Alfreda John on October 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Sorry to hear about Richard. Be thinking of you and the family. We will miss him. Trying to be there.

  2. Don and Bobbie Anderson on October 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    We have known & loved Richard for many years.
    He will be sorely missed here.

  3. John and Brenda Clark jr and family on October 10, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    sorry to hear about your dad he was a great man you could knock at his door any time of the night Janie and Richard would welcome in I will always remember the night that you and your dad got up in the middle of the night to pray over john when he was so sick before he went to the er
    thank you again let us know if you need anything it are time to help you in your time of need

  4. Don & Darlene Cole on October 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Our thoughts & prayers. Have known Richard for many years. Always a smile and a friendly hello. Have missed seeing him at bowling lately. Always enjoyed talking with him.
    We will be in Oklahoma and miss the visitation.
    Don & Darlene Cole

  5. Carrie Coffey on October 11, 2013 at 8:48 am

    One of the greatest things about living in Lawrence all my life is growing up being friends with the Haskell family. I will miss Richard’s friendly smile and always a generous hello with lots of happiness in his voice. In my mind I always think they are happy to go to be with their honey’s in heaven, I am sure Susie was waiting with open arms. My deepest condolences Gloria, I will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Good Bless and safe travels.

  6. Donald Vaughn on October 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Richard and Susie were a wonderful neighbors.

  7. Tom Dixon on October 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Richard Morris always made me smile. I was always a happier person after I had been around him.

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