Juanita's Story

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Juanita Ruth Morris, 99, of Rivesville, passed away on Monday (Dec. 19, 2016) in her residence.
She was born Aug. 25, 1917, in Hoodsville, a daughter of the late Alpha and Anna E. Morris Tennant. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Morris.
Mrs. Morris was a member of the Highlawns United Methodist Church in Rivesville. She was a graduate of Fairview High School. Juanita was a homemaker and a caretaker all of her life. She was a true caretaker, having raised all four of her children at home while taking care of her mother.
After her husband passed away, she went to work continuing her care-giving at a hospital, then a nursing home and finally caring for the elderly in their homes. After she retired, she watched over neighbors, often taking them to medical appointments and running errands. Seldom did you see her in her car alone, but driving someone to their destination. Her children fulfilled her wishes of wanting to remain in her home by taking turns staying with her.
Survivors include her sons, Jack R. Morris of The Villages, Florida, and James A. and his wife Linda Morris of Fairmont; daughters, Judy K. and her husband Ron Bailes of Bonifay, Florida, and Jeanie A. and her husband Charles McDaniel of Fairmont; grandchildren, John Morris, Donald Morris, James "Allen" Morris, Tonia Morris Flohr, Kevin Morris, Fred Baker Jr., Deanna Powell, Brandon Sheets and Ryan Sheets; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Juanita was preceded in death by her brother, Bud Tennant, and her sisters, Margorie Walker and Dorothy Johnson.
The family wishes to thank Marianne Husty, Jeanie Lough and Amedysis Hospice for their love, care and support.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highlawns United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 485, Rivesville, WV 26588.
Friends and family may visit from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, 207 Second St., Rivesville. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Reverend Stanley Merrifield officiating. Interment will follow at the McCurdysville Cemetery in McCurdysville.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 21, 2016
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