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Murryl A. Morris

d. March 9, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Mr. Brian Snodgrass.
Music provided by: Barbara Elzea - pianist; Kevin Morris - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Richard Morris, Ryan Morris, Rusty Morris, Bob Hunn, Greg Harris, Aaron Harris, Raymond Harris and Michael Klug. Honorary pallbearers: Dave Klug, Bill Lemasters, Leon Schwab, Del Sherman, David Hauschild, Richard Sirken, Donald Ray Morris and K. P. Morris.

Murryl Annette (Clendenin) Morris passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She has lived in the Vandalia area since 1948, moving here from St. Louis. Murryl grew up in the St. Louis area and graduated from Southwest High School and Hadley Vocational School, majoring in business. She was a comptometer operator and secretary for several businesses before marrying Ray. Murryl was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Monday Study Club, the Missouri Federation Women's Club, St. Cecilia Music Club and the Daughter's of the American Revolution. During her younger years, she performed at the St. Louis Arena in couples roller skating and figure skating competition. Murryl also enjoyed bowling, singing, boating and camping and she and Ray were long-time members of the Vandalia Country Club.

Born: February 5, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Charles Murry and Clara Johanna (Kleboecker) Clendenin.

Married: Raymond L. Morris on June 1, 1943; he preceded her in death on July 15, 2004.

Survivors include: one son, Ron R. and wife, Karen Morris of Vandalia; one daughter, Linda R. and husband, Noel Harris of Bolivar, Missouri; one brother, Charles Murray of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nine grandchildren: Greg Harris, Aaron Harris and Dean Harris all of St. Louis; Raymond Harris of Greenfield, Missouri; Brenda Harris of Bolivar, Missouri; Richard Morris of Oak Grove, Missouri; Marlo Hunn and Ryan Morris both of Vandalia; Rusty Morris of Ashland, Missouri; also survived by 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Ray; one sister, Jean Sullivan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association or the donor's choice.

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