Morris, Greta Mae

Greta Mae Morris, age 90 of Abingdon, died at 10:40 am Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Care Center of Abingdon.

She was born on April 12, 1924 in Huntsville in Schuyler County, the daughter of Mable E. Burmood. She married Carl E. Morris on June 4, 1943 in Wayland, Missouri. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2010.

Mae is survived by her loving children, Nancy (and Dean) Sparks of Clay Center, Kansas, Larry Morris of Macomb and Patricia (and Gaylord) Pedigo of RR Galesburg; six grandchildren, Shereth Doenitz, Greta Brooks, Alethea Morse, Amy Morris, Kenny Sparks and Wendy Avers; twelve great-grandchildren, Peyton Conn, Kennedy Conn, Evan Conn, Wesley Conn, Trever Brooks, Dawson Brooks, Christopher Sparks, Jonathan Sparks, Sidney Avers, Braden Avers, Caleb Morris and Abigail Morris; and one brother-in-law, Lloyd Whitsell of Lynn Center.

She was also preceded in death by her mother, her daughter-in-law, Raylene Morris, one brother, Harold Burmood and one sister, Wanda Whitsell.

Mae graduated from Knoxville High School in 1942. She was a true farm wife and also worked for several years at Russ’ Grocery in Abingdon. She belonged to the former Junior Woman Club in Abingdon and was a member of the Abingdon United Methodist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Tuesday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Abingdon United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at