February 25, 2020

Phyllis A. Morris

Died Sept. 25, 2018


Phyllis Arlene Morris, 85, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at her home in West Branch with her family by her side. She lived in West Branch for more than 70 years, formerly of Flint.

Phyllis was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Grand Rapids to Malcolm and Margaret (Knapp) Hall. On Oct. 6, 1951, she married Burt Morris. Phyllis was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Women’s Group. She was also a member of the Sunshine Club, Christmas House, TOPS and the Birthday Group. Phyllis enjoyed scrapbooking, cooking, farming, canning and helping others. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Burt Morris of West Branch; children, Linda (Tom) Vincent, James (Elizabeth) Morris, Thomas (Lynn) Morris, David (Patti) Morris and Steve (Beth) Morris, all of West Branch; grandchildren, Bonnie (Lynn) Morris, Brad (Shannon) Morris, Melissa (Mack Jr.) Hensley, Alyshia (Justin) Griffith, Jennifer Lynn (Joe) Case, Shannon (Richard) McArthur, Derek (Desirea) Morris, Cassandra Morris, Jennifer Ray (Nick) Gorske, Samantha (Armando Sandoval) Morris, Stephanie Morris, Devin (Justine Grezeszak) Morris and Chelsea (Jake Stephens) Morris; great-grandchildren, Parker, Bentley, Madisyn, Izabellah, Ryleigh, Lane, Cole, Ayden, Jaxson, Graham, Greyson, Haley, Sophie, Ethan and Aaron; brother, Malcolm (Gwen) Hall of Haines City, Fla.; sister, Marlene (Ronald) Maxam of Mayville; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Maxine Astbury; brother, Raymond Hall; and grandson, Corey Thomas Vincent.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. The funeral service will be at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. with visitation starting at noon. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery. Pastor Tim Dibble will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Helping Hands and the First United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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