Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

April 16, 2014

Robert Morris

Robert Morris, 88 years and nine days, of Mt. Vernon, died at 1:34 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.

He was born April 3, 1926, in Charlestown, Ind., a son of Robert S. and Ruth (Montgomery) Morris. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Bierbaum) Morris for 64 years. They were married on Oct. 1, 1949, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Louisville, Ky. She survives in Mt. Vernon.

He was a loving father to his son, Richard Morris and wife Diane of Mt. Vernon; to two daughters, Rebecca Raney and husband Rob of Mt. Vernon and Robin Holding and husband James of Springfield; a dear grandfather and great-grandfather to Craig Raney and wife Ashley of Jackson, Mo., Christopher Raney and wife Ashley of Bloomington, Macie Morris of Decatur, Mariah Morris of Mt. Vernon and Justin Holding of Springfield; to great-grandchildren Embry Raney of Bloomington and Cason Raney of Jackson, Mo., all of whom filled his heart with love, joy and pride. He is also survived by two sisters, Jerry Morris of Clarksville, Ind. and Dorothea Jenkins and husband Guy of Clarksville, Ind.; two brothers, Arthur Morris of Clarksville, Ind. and Phillips Morris and wife Donna of New Albany, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; three sisters, Lucille Lynch of Jeffersonville, Ind., Irene Woosley of Richmond, Va., and Ruth Houser of Jeffersonville, Ind., a brother, Harold Morris of Jeffersonville, Ind.. a brother-in-law, Kenneth Bierbaum and his wife Janie of Silver Lake, Tenn., preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Father John Iffert officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Full military honors will be conducted by Ernie Collins, chaplain of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 at the cemetery.

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