Leland Stanford “Stan” Morris

April 12, 1914 ‒ December 27, 2005

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Leland Stanford “Stan” Morris, age 91, of Twp. Rd. 86, Mount Gilead, Ohio died on Tuesday evening, December 27, 2005 at Morrow Manor Nursing Center in Chesterville.

He was born in Butler County, Ohio on April 12, 1914, the son of the late Edward L. and Edith (Kohler) Morris. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1932 and resided in Hamilton County until moving here in 1954. Stan was a tool and die maker for the Ontario General Motors plant and operated a family farm until retiring. Stan enjoyed gardening, raising sheep and bird watching.

Stan was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Gilead, a member of the UAW local 549, and a member of the Williamsport Grange.

Stan is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years, Anna Mae (Meyer) Morris, whom he married Oct. 3, 1940; a son Ronald S. (Joan) Morris of Mount Gilead, Ohio; seven grandchildren Ronald Morris, Sundie Brown, Michelle Ramsey, April Morrisey, Robert Morris, Lisa Morris and June Cooper; 18 great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; and three sisters Mary Edith Ittel and Helen Stoffrengen both of Middletown, Ohio, and Marjory Peters of Oxford, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Joyce A. Hollingsworth in 1997 and a great grandson Kyle R. Morrisey in 1996.

Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead on Friday, December 30, 2005 from 6 – 8 p.m. Pastor Dennis L. Braun will conduct funeral services there on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens near Johnsville. Memorial contributions can be made to the Morrow Manor Nursing Center, 15 North Portland Street, Chesterville, Ohio 43317. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.