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Mavis Morriss

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Mavis Morriss age 80 of Fredericksburg, died Monday April 2, 2012, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 5, 2012, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Hugh Mackintosh officiating. Music for the service will be special CD’s of George Jones, “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, “Softly and Tenderly” and “Amazing Grace’. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Chad Morriss, Jared Morriss, Tonya Blasen, Kyle Foster, Kristopher Foster and Jerry Sterba as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Rylee Sievers and Joseph Blasen. Friends may greet the family 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Further visitation will be on hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. 563-237-6212 Mavis Irene Morriss was born January 31, 1932 at Lake City, Iowa the daughter of Arthur and Irene (Frost) Toyne. She received her education in Lanesboro, Iowa graduating from Lanesboro High School in 1950. On September 1, 1950, in Yuma, Arizona she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Franklin Dean Morriss. To this union two sons and two daughters were born. The couple initially lived in San Diego while Frank was stationed in the United States Navy. In 1952, the couple moved briefly back to Lanesboro, Iowa followed by quite a few years in Humboldt before settling in Fredericksburg, Iowa. They also lived several years in Waverly. Mavis loved fishing, crossword puzzles and reading. She will be remembered by her family for her quick wit and loving ways. Mavis is survived by her husband of 61 years, Frank; two sons Larry (Ruth) Morriss of Fredericksburg and Gary Morriss of Forest City; two daughters, Pam (Jim) Foster of New Hampton and Sherri (Doug) Sievers of Des Moines; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Merle (Eleanor) Toyne of Springfield, SD and Burton Toyne of Jefferson, IA; one sister, Aileen Gerdes of Pennsylvania. She is preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Vera Johnston, Pat Henrichs, Irma Davenport and Mildred Henrichs; twin great-granddaughters.

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  1. Dear Tina and Chandi,What an inspiration you two are for us! We just staetrd to train Freestyle and we simply LOVE it! Roy, my pure bred Border Collie, is already 9.5 years old (he is also a rescue dog!) but he enjoys every new move he learns. Ofcourse I wont push him to do things that he is not able to do physically, but there are still a lot of fun things to do! We just had a weeks workshop by Brigitte van Gestel here in Holland and that was really cool!I really enjoy the videos of you and Chandi, they are good learningsmaterial for me. What pleases me the most though is that you both seem to have so much FUN together, you are simply in love with eachother . it shows! Thank you for all your routines, and the inspiration!!frinedly greetings from Ramona and Roy from Holland

  2. Dear Sherri, I am sorry hear about your mom passway. my prayers are going out to your family and God Bless you all.

  3. Sorry to hear of Aunt Mavis’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Sending our heartfelt love.

  4. We just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be a great comfort and strength in the days ahead. Rich, Janelle Brei and family

  5. You and your families have our deepest sympathy, may God bless and take care of Mavis now as she rests in peace.

  6. To Mavis’s Family, I am saddened to hear this! Mavis and Frank were like mom and dad to me growing up, as I spent lots of time on the farm in Fredericksburg with Sherrie… She will be missed by all, but never forgotten! Sherrie and family you are in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Brenda Panoch

  7. Pam, Larry, Gary, Sherry & Families … know you are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Your Mom was a very special person. Know she is at home with God now. My deepest sympathy, Cindy

  8. Mavis was a very special women ,ill miss talking to her at nhnrc she could always make me smile,my thoughts and prayers are with the whole morris family

  9. Morriss family, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Tod,Dena, and Zachary Palmer


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