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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
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Wilma Morris

Wilma E. Morris (Thompson)

Sunday, February 21st, 1932 - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Wilma E. Morris, of Webb City, Missouri, passed away June 24th at the age of 88.

She was born in Baxter County, Arkansas, on February 21st of 1932 to Lily Ethel Reed and Joshua Anderson Thompson. She was raised in the hills of the Ozarks with her four sisters and loved the outdoors.

In 1953, Wilma married Oscar Morris in Mt. Home, Arkansas, and they moved to Wichita, Kansas, where Wilma worked and helped her husband obtain his degree.

In the early 1960’s, they moved to Webb City, Missouri, and Wilma began work at St. John’s hospital, eventually working as an administrative assistant until her retirement.

Wilma was dedicated to her family. She and Oscar, her husband of 66 years who survives her, raised two daughters, Kathy Gray (Jerry) and Karen Talbott (Drew); grandchildren Lindsay Rice (Dan), Matt Jones, Karli Godwin (Scott), Alex Talbott (Jamie) Jerrod Gray (Mary), Gordon Gray (Melissa), and Jessica Hinderliter (Frank), as well as fourteen great-grandchildren. She had four sisters: Zelda Lance, Marva Thompson, Sue Thompson, and was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Kemp. With her servant’s heart, Wilma unselfishly devoted time, training, and love to her family. She loved cooking for family and friends, and her home was filled with hospitality.

All who knew Wilma knew of her love and dedication to the Church of Christ at Leawood Village. She ministered to many during her time as an elder’s wife. Even when age had dimmed her memory, she could still quote scriptures.

Funeral services are at Mason-Woodard at 10:00 on Saturday, June 27th with internment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory, Joplin, Missouri.
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  • Visitation

    8:00am - 8:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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    Open during normal operating hours
  • Service

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 10:00am
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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    Ron Lankford
  • Interment

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 |
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    3700 North Rangeline
    Webb City, Missouri
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Bryan Morris

Posted at 02:01pm
I have wonderful memories of Aunt Wilma. Her hospitality was the best. My children expressed to me the same sentiments and asked that I pass on. Visiting Uncle Oscar and Aunt Wilma was always joyous. Uncle Oscar made it fun and Aunt Wilma made it welcoming. One of my favorite times was when they took us to Precious Moments in Carthage. She will be missed but the precious memories (Moments) will last forever.


Posted at 08:56am
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the lord shower you with his many blessings and may you always be comforted with the memory of your mothers love in your heart, God bless you

Maggie Crabb and Family

Posted at 08:05pm
Wilma brought so much love to the world; I will always remember her sweet, gentle way and her kindness. She leaves a beautiful legacy of love.
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Ken and Erma Garrison

Posted at 04:22pm
Ken and I are remembering you all today and are with you in spirit as you grieve your loss. Wilma was wonderful Christian lady!In Christ,
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Mark & Sheryl Kemp

Posted at 10:37am
"Wilma Morris" will remain in our hearts forever.
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