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Larue Morris

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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Larue Morris, 88, Brazil, died April 7, 2008, at 11:55 p.m., at her residence.

She was born Jan. 19, 1920, in Harco, Ill., as the daughter of David Sloan Law and Oaka May Sexton Law.

She graduated from Michael Reese Hospital Nursing Program and was a registered nurse.

On April 4, 1943, she married Ralph LeRoy Morris in Terre Haute, while he was home on a short leave during World War II.

She and her husband lived in New York and then, following his discharge in 1946, came home to Clay County to make their home.

Larue worked as a nurse at the Clay County Hospital, and also did some private duty nursing and then worked at Columbia Records.

While at Columbia, she began the plant infirmary, helped with physicals and evaluated any industrial accident occurrence.

In 1974, she was found to have a heart condition and was required to retire.

Retirement was something Larue wasn't quite ready for, so her career with her husband at Morris Manufacturing and Sales Corporation began. She did the bookwork for the company and later held the position of President until she retired in 2000, at the age of 81.

She was a member of the Ebenezer Church. She loved her four-legged friends, her special dogs and cats. In the past, she enjoyed ceramics, gardening and reading. She took up knitting and made beautiful blankets for family and friends. She just recently began passing on this talent to her granddaughter and great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph LeRoy Morris on July 31, 1978, one brother, David Law, and great-grandson Chase Allen Morris.

Suvivors include her son Michael L. Morris and daughter-in-law Paula J. Morris, daughter Patricia A. Shepherd and son-in-law George R. Shepherd, grandchildren Paul "Chip" Morris and wife Sara Morris, Michael S. Morris, John C. Shepherd and wife Megan Shepherd, Ryan J. Shepherd and wife Mandy, and Rachel L. Maesch and husband Vernon Maesch, seven great-grandchildren, Jalyn Morris, Shelbi Morris, Emme Morris, Gavin Morris, Dylan Nesty, Laney Shepherd and Jared Shepherd, sister LaDerna Oliver and one sister-in-law Blanch Law, all of Brazil, several nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Services will take place at 2 p.m., today, at French Funeral Home, with Rev. William Price officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m., today.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in memory of Larue Morris be directed to Light House Mission, 1450 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, 47807, Clay County Humane Shelter, 8280 N. CR 125 W., Brazil, 47834, or to Ebenezer Church Building Fund, 1698, E. CR 1350 N., Brazil., 47834.

Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.