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Charlotte Morris

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Charlotte Morris
A memorial service for Charlotte Morris, 87, of Peterson, will be held Friday, March 6 at First Congregational Church in Peterson. Rev. Charles Hall will officiate the 1:30 p.m. service. Burial will be at a later date.

Ms. Morris passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Countryside Estates in Cherokee.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the memorial service at First Congregational Church.

Charlotte A. Morris, the daughter of Frederick and Maude (Gifford) Collenburg was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Des Moines. Her childhood years were spent in Des Moines where she attended school and graduated from East Des Moines High School in January of 1939. She attended Waldorf College in 1940 -- 1941 and later returned to school and on January 26, 1969, graduated Summa Cum Laude and received a Business Education Degree from Buena Vista University. She continued her education there, taking required courses to maintain her teaching certificate.

On Nov. 22, 1945, Charlotte was united in marriage to Lewis W. Morris Jr. in Davenport. Following their marriage, the couple lived 57 years on their farm in Linn Grove. She moved to Peterson, for three years and then to Countryside Estates nursing home in Cherokee for two years.

Charlotte taught business, English, and English literature at South Clay High School in Gillett Grove, as well as 50-plus years as an antique dealer throughout western Iowa and southern Minnesota. She had an antique booth each year at the Clay County Fair.

Charlotte was active in the B.V.F.C., serving as president; the Linn Grove Women's Federated Club; Quester's (Antique and Collectibles Club, IA Chapter); the Linn Grove Library; Bridge Club; Cub Scout Den Mother; a Linn Grove 4-H leader; and she was also an active member of the Democratic Party.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis of 55 years; her brothers: Wally and Robert Collenburg; her sister, Grace Anderson; and her stepbrothers: John and Herb Cliff.

Charlotte is survived by her son, Lewis W. Morris III and his wife, Susan Lois of Underhill, Vermont; her daughter, Elizabeth Morris Cathcart of Linn Grove; her four grandchildren; and her one great-grandchild.

Warner Funeral Home of Peterson is in charge of arrangements.