Ruth Jean Morris

September 29, 2019

Ruth Jean (Woodard) Morris, 81 formerly of Frankfort, died September 29, 2019 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East Hospital in Lafayette. She was born on January 3, 1938 in Clinton County to Charles F. Woodard and Lavina B. (Clark) Woodard. She married Ferris Morris on June 3, 1956 in Frankfort. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2006.

Ruth worked at Mallory Controls and the Mulberry Public Library. Ruth lived most of her life in Clinton County before moving to Lafayette in 2004. She was a 1955 graduate of Frankfort High School. Ruth enjoyed camping, fishing, mushroom hunting, playing bingo and spending time with her family.

Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory are honored to assist the Morris family.

Visitation and Services

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 at Green Lawn Memorial Park in Frankfort. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society with envelopes available at the service.

Survived by:

Ruth is survived by her Daughter: Lori Morris of Lafayette;  Son: Ed (Carolyn) Morris of Colfax;  2 Step Sons: Michael Morris of Frankfort and Patrick Morris of Michigantown; along with many loved Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband and 2 Brothers, Clark and William Woodard.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “Ruth Jean Morris”

  1. Bill & Lora Layton September 29, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    So sorry for the Morris’ family’s loss–Ruth will be missed. Bill worked for Ferris when he was young. He remembers Ruth stating how she felt about Eddie when he was a youngster. I wouldn’t take a million dollars for him; but I won’t spend a dime for another one like him!!

  2. Pat Morris September 30, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Lori Ed Mike and Pat
    I was sorry to here about your mother’s passing It seems like yesterday we were little kids either at your house or mine I haven’t kept track of you guys but if you need anything please just call Mark is the only brother I have left Mike has two boys that are young adults doing fine I am retired now and still live around Mullberry May God comfort you and your family in this time Pat Morris

  3. Trace McGarey September 30, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Lori, I was stunned to see this—it was the first thing on my news feed on Sunday morning. I never met your mom but have seen countless pictures that you’ve posted on Facebook—she struck me as a happy soul and it’s evident from what I can tell that you were not only mother/daughter, but friends and sidekicks. Blessings on you and your family today as you prepare to send her “Home”. Love you bunches…Trace

    • Lori Morris September 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you so much Trace…your kind words are greatly appreciated. She was loved and she will be missed. ❤️

  4. Connie remaly robbins September 30, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Lori and Ed, so sorry to hear about your mom. You are in my prayers.

  5. Sandie Redington October 1, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Lori, I remember when your mom and dad would come into retrospect. Your Dad would tell funny stories and your mom would laugh. She had such a beautiful smile. Her eyes would “light up at the sound of your name. She loved you very much. May she Rest In Peace. Sandie Redington

  6. Elaine Simon October 2, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Lori and Ed , so sorry for your loss,she was a sweet soul, and a wonderful friend.I will miss being at the service, but my thoughts and prayers will be for your peace and comfort.Blessings to all your family.She will be missed by all who Loved her beautiful smile!!!!!

  7. Kevin & Carol Hamilton October 2, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Kevin and I are so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She had a great smile that made everyone around her smile. Take care

  8. Nancy Olson October 2, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Lori, Ed and family,
    You have all been in my thoughts since I heard of Ruth’s Passing. I so wanted to come to the service but will be unable to. I pray you all feel God’s presence, strength and love in the days ahead.
    Time and miles may separate us, but my feelings for your family have remained the same through the years. Your family has been and always will be very special to our family. Your mother and her beautiful smile will not be forgotten.

    • Lori Morris October 4, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Nancy. We always smile when we think of you and your family.

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