Ruth Irene Morris, age 76, a resident of Howard, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Fredonia Regional Hospital.


Ruth Irene Morris, age 76, a resident of Howard, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Ruth was born on April 9, 1936 in Washington, Kan. Ruth is the daughter of Clarence E. and Pearl (Perry) Lister

After high school in 1956, Ruth was married to Lewis Glen Morris at the First Christian Church of Howard. They were married for 35 years until Lewis’s death in 1991.

Ruth worked at the family owned Howard Locker Company for several years. She enjoyed making Western Theme ceramics and going to various place to sale them.

Ruth worked on numerous activities for the city of Howard and volunteered for several boards. In her spare time she enjoyed going camping at Fall River Lake. But most of all she enjoyed being with her family.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Jon Morris of Howard, Kan., and Randy Morris of El Dorado; brother, John Palmer of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis; daughter, Glenda Morris; and granddaughter, Brittain Morris.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be held privately and done at a later date. Memorials have been suggested to the American Heart Society and may be left with the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Services have been entrusted to: Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349.