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  • Visitation:  6-8 p.m.  Thursday, June 25, 2009
  • Funeral:  11:00 a.m.  Friday, June 26, 2009

Mrs. Ruby Mae Morris, age 87, of Fenwick, passed away Monday evening at Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital, East Grand Rapids.

The daughter of Frank W. & Emma E. (Greenhoe) Stearns, she was born on Aug. 24, 1921 in Sheridan. On June 11, 1938, in Sheridan, she married Wilmer C. Morris.

Together they raised four sons, in addition to farming. Ruby had also worked outside the home at the Post Office and driving school bus and enjoyed flowers and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Laverne; two brothers, Donald and Arnold Stearns; and her husband of over 70 years, Wilmer, on July 5, 2008;

Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Gilbert & Margaret Morris of Fenwick, Donald & Sandra Morris of Big Rapids, Larry Morris of Stanton, and Charles & Deanna Morris of Fernley, Nevada; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Wilbur Stearns of Sheridan, Lloyd & Maxine Stearns of Greenville, and Barry & Nancy Stearns of New Era; two brothers-in-law, Fred & Maxine Morris of Sheridan, and Bob & Elizabeth Morris of Howard City; four sisters-in-law, Phyllis Stearns of Sheridan, Inez Welsh of Wacousta, Alice & Robert Childs of Belding, and Caroline & Forest Sage of Sheridan; 13 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and many, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2009 from the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with burial following at Clear Lake Cemetery, Fenwick. Rubys son, Gilbert Morris, will officiate.

Visitation is Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, where envelopes for memorial contributions to the charity of ones choice are available. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Rubys online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on June 22, 2009 at 12:00 am


    06/26/2009 –

    the jammers

    condolences to the family of ruby mae from the jammers -the ladies of the luthern church and all the players and singers of the friday jam we welcome the return of the deacon to our stage

    06/25/2009 –

    Kurt Groom

    Growing up in the Fenwick area I would like to send my condolences to the entire family, even though the one I knew best from my childhood was Gilbert. My thoughts are with the entire family.
    Kurt Groom (My Parents: Clarence & Gladys Groom)

    06/25/2009 –

    Sondra Lane Cooper

    Our hearts and sympathies go out to your family. We thought the world of your Mom and Dad.
    Sondra Cooper, Muriel Amos and Marcia Fisher

    06/24/2009 –

    Josh and Connie Sanders

    It’s difficult to see you go, but we’re glad your difficulties on this earth are over. Thanks for all the good times and wonderful memories. Give Grandpa our best…

    06/24/2009 –

    Howard & Gayle Christiansen

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.

    06/24/2009 –

    betty harriman

    sorry for your loss!!! Ruby was a special person. She was kind to all that knew her. She was a person dedicated to her family.

    06/24/2009 –

    sharon k moody

    Ruby and i worked together at sheridan Post office for several years and remained friends since. she will be greatly missed.

    06/24/2009 –

    jery andjanet waldorf

    deepest sympathies to the morris family–may god bless you and keep you-and may mama be welcomed into gods home for all time the waldorf family

    06/24/2009 –

    Norm & Loni Vander Stel

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. What hope we have to know this is just a temporary separation!

    06/23/2009 –

    Max & Louise Briggs

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. Sorry to hear about your loss, May God bless and keep you all in your time of morning.

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