Friday, September 18, 2015

Anna Morris

Anna Louise Harrison Morris, 91, of  Poteau, OK passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Poteau.  Anna was born September 20, 1923 in Poteau to John C. & Emma (Gassaway) Harrison of Monroe.  She attended school there in Monroe and was in a graduating class of seven.  Anna began her teaching career in Glendale, OK in 1943 with 54 1/2 college hours from  Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, OK on an Emergency War Teaching Certificate.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Robert H. Morris, also of Monroe in 1946.  From 1948 to 1954 she stayed home to raise their son, Robert H. Morris Jr.   Anna taught at Tony Goetz School in Muskogee from 1954 to 1969.  During that time she obtained her Master's Degree from NSC.  She moved from Muskogee to Poteau and taught at Monroe from 1969 to 1973.  She then taught at Poteau from 1973 until her retirement in 1984.

Anna was a member of First Baptist Church , Poteau, where she was a long time Sunday school teacher and choir member.  She enjoyed traveling, fishing and camping.  She was an excellent cook.   Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; nephew, Kenneth Harrison & great nephew, Storm St. Clair. 

She is survived by her son, Robert H. Morris Jr. of the home; grandson, Jade Morris of Oklahoma City; her brothers,  Joe Harrison of Noble, OK , Robert Louis & wife Cordella Harrison of Blacksburg, VA; nieces, Christine Willy Bean of Tahlequah, OK, Carol & husband Bill Hicks of Noble, Linda Harrison of Oklahoma City; nephews, Louis, Cliff and Bruce Harrison of Blacksburg, VA; other relatives, loved ones and many friends.

Services will be 10 am, Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Poteau with Rev. Mark Morris officiating.  Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, OK. 
The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.                 In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation in Anna's name to Patrick Lynch Friends of the Library in Poteau.  Your donation would be a fitting tribute to Anna and her lifetime as an educator.  

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