In Loving Memory…

Gertrude Morris

B. Gertrude Morris, 94, of Sedalia, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp.

She was born September 13, 1924, in Beaman, MO, the daughter of Thomas E. Marlin and Daisy Julia (Williams) Marlin.

On December 24, 1941, she was united in marriage to Clayton Morris, Sr., who preceded her in death on February 21, 1980. Gertrude grew up in the Beaman Community and graduated from Hughesville High School.

Surviving are two sons, Clayton “Ozzie” Morris Jr. (Linda), and Dennis E. Morris, all of Sedalia; four grandchildren, Angela Best, Sheri Webb, Jordan Morris and Carlie Morris Perkins; five great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three siblings, Lorene Hotton, LaVerne Boone and J.W. Marlin; and sister-in-law, Zula Marlin.

Gertrude was employed at Safeway for 30 years as a checker and in the non-foods department. She attended First United Methodist Church Celebration Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Downing officiating.

Casket bearers will be Adam Webb, Nicholas Best, Nathan Best, Scott Best, Kevin Webb and Ralph Strader.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Women.


  1. Barbara “Bobbie” Pierce

    Ozzie and Denny, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have a lot of wonderful memories of her and your Dad, and the visits when we were growing up. God bless ya’ll and prayers for your families during this time. My love to all.

  2. Donna L Shackelford

    Ozzie and family and Denny and family. There are so many memories of Aunt Gerty as I grew up. I remember there was always a welcoming pot of beans on the stove when we came to visit. Those weekend card games that our parents played so many times and the laughter from the kitchen table as they all sat and played their games. We all had a very modest childhood, but our parents provided us with fun and laughter. Aunt Gerty will be missed, but her memories carry us through and helped us all to be better people. My prayers are with you all.

  3. Joe and Lisa Wingerter

    Denny, Ozzie and Linda, So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. My sincere condolences.

  5. Dennis and Barbara Henderson

    God be with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless! With sincere sympathy 🌹

  6. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  7. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  8. Tom and Becky Munson

    Knowing the family members as we do, we know she was s wonderful lady. She leaves you with only good memories. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  9. So sorry for the loss of a special lady. She will be missed by many.

  10. Gertrude will certainly be missed at GSCC. Praying for comfort for her family.

  11. Rene & Becky Dedrick

    We are so sorry for your loss!! Gertrude was a very special lady! I enjoyed working with at Safeway!! Thoughts, prayers and hugs for you all!

  12. So sorry for your loss Ozzie, Linda and family. Prayers

  13. Terri Lane Brown

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and good thoughts. What a nice lady! ❤️

  14. Please accept my condolences to your family. I hope that God’s promise of the resurrection brings you comfort during this very difficult time. (Acts 24:15)

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