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Oreta Morris, Adair Co., KY (1913-2011)

She was an inspiration to all who knew her personally and inspired a host of ardent admirers who only knew her as the lady who walks. The memory of this lovely walking for wellness pioneer will continue to inspire even those who may only now, at her death, know her name. She was a member of one of Adair County's most highly respected families, a faithful and devoted member of the Columbia Christian Church, and a homemaker

Oreta Morris, age 98 years a resident of Summit Manor Health & Rehab Center in Columbia, KY passed away Friday, August 19, 2011 at 4:25pmCT at Summit Manor, Columbia, KY, after several weeks illness.

The funeral service will be Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Terry White the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. The family request visitation after 12 noon on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Oreta Morris, Adair Co., KY (1913-2011)

Oreta Morris was born Sunday, August 3, 1913. She was the daughter of the late William Ervin and Cora Whitlock of Adair Co., KY. She died Friday, August 19, 2011, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, at the age of 98 years and 16 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband: W.J. " Billy Joe" Morris on March 24, 1990.

Survived by her twin children: Richard "Dick" Morris and wife Lorene of Leitchfield, KY and Rebecca "Becky" Grider of Glasgow, KY, and the following:
  • One sister: Helen Montgomery of Columbia, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Richard Phelps, Robert Phelps, Mary Jo Hayes, Tommy Morris and David Morris

  • Eleven great grandchildren

  • Three great great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter: Jane Phelps, five brothers, Leslie Keltner, Fred Keltner, James Keltner, Samuel Keltner, Robert Keltner; five sisters, Daisy Allison, Claudine Pike, Christine Gadberry, Clarice Emig, and Nancy Cundiff.

Mrs. Morris was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and a homemaker.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form on a donation to the Columbia/Adair County Parks and Recreation Board for their newly acquired property formerly known as the Christian Life Center and may be left at the funeral home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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