April 7, 1926 - December 28, 2017
Frances Carolyn Geujen Morris, age 91 of Vandalia, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 28 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Audrain, Mexico. Frances was born in Bowling Green, Missouri to Albert and Angela Feldmann Guejen on April 7, 1926. She graduated from Bowling Green High School as Salutatorian in 1944. Following high school, Frances went to work for McIlroy and Long Law Firm until 1950. She returned to work in 1963 for the Paul Bennett Law Firm of Vandalia. In 1970, she joined the Audrain Abstract Company, Mexico, as manager working until her retirement in May 16, 2012. During her tenure, she served as Executive Secretary, President and Legislative Liaison for Missouri Land Title Association, which named her as Title Person of the Year. On October 14, 1950, Frances married Kenneth Porter Morris at the St. Clement Catholic Church. They were married for 66 years and resided on their farm just outside of Vandalia. Together they have four children: Carolyn Gooch of Rome, GA; Tom (Janet) Morris of Bloomington, IL; Mike (Ronda) Morris of Paducah, KY; and Patty (David) Fisher of Middletown, MO. She was the cherished grandmother to nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Kenneth, her husband; Mildred Green, sister; and by an infant grandson, Brent Aaron Morris. The family is served by Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Visitation was held at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Monday, January 1 and the funeral at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia, Missouri on Tuesday, January 2. Interment was in the Vandalia City Cemetery. Pallbearers included grandsons Andrew Fisher and Craig Morris in addition to Jim Green, nephew; long-time friends Scott Otis, Paul Fennewald and Jimmie Reading. Honorary pallbearers include granddaughters: Angie (Gooch) Harvey, Christy (Gooch) Cooper, Taylor Morris, Jordan Fisher, Sarah (Morris) Patterson, Clint Morris and Chris Morris. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Vandalia.
Frances Carolyn Geujen Morris, age 91 of Vandalia, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 28 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Audrain, Mexico. Frances was born in Bowling Green, Missouri to Albert and Angela Feldmann Guejen on April 7,... View Obituary & Service Information
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