Ruth F. Morris

Published 1:16 am Wednesday, October 27, 2010

By Staff
Ruth Fowler Morris, 95, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Monday, October 25, 2010, at Cross Creek.
Born in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, on March 14, 1915, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Della Mae Brewer Fowler. She was married to Hugh A. Morris, Sr. who preceded her in death.
She attended Averett College in Virginia and the University of Virginia where she graduated in 1939. After serving in World War II as a 1st Lt. in the U. S. Army Nursing Corps, she returned to the University of Virginia and received her B.S. degree in Nursing Education. She taught nursing at Carteret Community College at Sea Level and Morehead City for 12 years. Her Army service carried her to serve in Australia and New Guinea between 1942 and 1945. She also worked as a visiting nurse in Cherry Point and Havelock for many years.
She was a former resident of Cypress Glen Retirement Center in Greenville and was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Greenville.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Providence United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter. Steve Bryan will officiate.
Internment will be at a later date at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Morehead City.
Surviving are a son, Hugh A. Morris, Jr. and wife, Susan of Asheville; a daughter, Alice M. Keeney and husband, Art of Engelhard; five grandchildren, Laura Keeney, Grant Keeney and wife, Ursula, Bill Lenhard, Chloe Jackson and Justin Morris; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lois Fowler of Orangevale, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Charles H. Morris of Lowland.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John C. Morris and brothers, Charles W. Fowler, William E. Fowler and John L. Fowler, Jr.; sisters, Beatrice F. Kornmann, Della Mae F. Hazelwood and Margaret F. Steffan Campbell.
The family suggests that memorials be made to University of Virginia School of Nursing, P.O. Box 800782, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0782 or Community Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 130, Engelhard, NC 27824.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. Online sympathy messages may be directed to
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