Nora Ellen Morris


Nora Ellen Morris

Nora Ellen Morris, daughter of the late Oliver Bales and Alice Willard Bales, was born September 4, 1920 in Thomasville, Missouri and died March 18, 2019 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 98 years.

She was united in marriage December 1, 1936 in Thomasville, Missouri to Robert Morris, who preceded her in death October 30, 1988.

She is survived by eight children, Nancy Talley, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Bob Morris and wife Eva, Willow Springs, Missouri, Jeanie Crow, West Plains, Missouri, Tom Morris, Thomasville, Missouri, Rick Morris and wife Sheila, Bernie, Missouri, Phyllis Bertram, Jefferson City, Missouri, Check Morris, Thomasville, Missouri, and Alice Ollar and husband Robert, Thomasville, Missouri; two brothers, Bill Bales and wife Joann, West Plains, Missouri and Jack Bales and wife Margie, Highridge, Missouri; one sister Jo Williams, Thomasville, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Olive Bales, Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Vergie Bales, West Plains, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren, and twenty great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Don Bales, John Bales, and Willard Bales; three grandchildren, Marlas Reeves, Rob Crandell, and Heather Morris, and one great grandson, Grant Dotson.

She attended the First Baptist Church in Thomasville, Missouri for many years. She loved to read. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and take care of her family. She loved all of her grandchildren, and even babysit for several of them.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Huddleston Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.