Mrs. Rose Marie Morris of Ozark died Monday evening, Nov. 19, 2007, in Oakview Health Care Center. She was 89. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, from St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Egbe officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Mrs. Morris was born May 23, 1918, in St. Louis to the late Amos Louis and Antoinette Marie Gerard Knepper. She lived in various places around the world while her late husband of 55 years, Wilson Poe Morris, served in the U.S. Army, moving to Ozark in 1957. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her son, Donald Edward Morris. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara Marie Bensema, Patricia Ann and Robert C. Matthews Sr., all of Ozark; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael John and Phyllis Morris of Utah, and William Joseph Morris of Ohio. Nineteen grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren also survive. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center, 126 Hospital Ave., Ozark, AL 36360. Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, (334) 774-5348, is in charge of arrangements.
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