Ruth Morris

April 02, 1932 — April 09, 2024

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Ruth Louise Morris, 92, passed away April 9, 2024, at Edencrest Legacy in Norwalk.

Ruth was born April 2, 1932, in Des Moines, to William and Lulu Close. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950. Ruth attended Mercy Medical School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital. Ruth also worked for a dermatologist. After that she worked as a school nurse until she retired. Ruth also taught crafts at the senior centers in Des Moines. Ruth married Raymond Morris on June 11, 1954. The couple had two children, Mike in 1955 and Susan in 1958. In Ruth’s spare time, she loved gardening and was a member of the Bevington Garden Club. Her other interests included being outdoors to pick up sticks and going to the senior center to visit her friends. Ruth was also an avid collector of glitter, sparkles and anything shiny. But most of all she loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Ruth is survived by her children, Michael (Barbara) Morris and Susan Chopard; grandsons, Steven (Stacey), Scott (Ashley) and Sam (Teresa) Chopard and Brian (Laura) Morris; granddaughter, Amy Morris (Nate Brus); and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Raymond Morris; her parents; and son-in-law ,Steven Chopard.

A graveside service will be held Monday, April 15, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Suncrest Hospice.

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