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Merle Jean Morris, a resident of Henryetta, and a longtime former resident of Dewar passed away Friday, June 15th, 2018 in Tulsa at the age of 82. She was born February 10, 1936 to Albert Ritter & Olive (Durham) Ritter.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Morris & a brother Arthur Ritter.
Merle was a retired teacher having taught for many years at Dewar Public Schools. After her and John's retirement she traveled with John helping serve as sound technician for his Gospel singing groups. Merle attended the Dewar First Baptist Church.
She is survived by four children: Donna Fields & husband Harvey of Dewar;
Dennis Morris & wife Mary Beth of Henryetta;
Terry Morris & wife Debi of Henryetta;
Michelle Winn & husband Roger of Morris;
Eight grandchildren: Kristen Averie Long, Allison Palmer, Randy Morris, Molly Lilly, Sarah Stockholm, John David Cowan, Kyle Morris & Ambria Winn;
Fifteen great-grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren;
Two brothers: Albert "Butch" Ritter & wife Beverly of Henryetta;
David Ritter & wife Brenda of Henryetta;
One sister: Billie Barron of Oklahoma City;
As well as a host of friends and other relatives.
Viewing for Merle will be from 4-8pm on Wednesday with family present to greet friends from 6-8pm.
At Merle's request there will be no funeral service. However, friends are welcome to attend a brief committal service at Noon, Thursday, June 21st at Westlawn Cemetery. Prayers of committal before and after burial will be done by Rev. Jack Vance & Rev. Ryan Wells. Arrangements are under direction and care of Integrity Funeral Service.