Gertrude L. (Brooks) Morris

August 7, 1924 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 95)

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Together again. God’s ever faithful servant, our Mother, Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Lousie (Brooks) Morris, was called to heaven quietly at the Carriage Inn in Steubenville, OH on the morning of June 16, 2020.


She is now reunited with her husband Clarence, who were married for 73 years, and her entire family that has been waiting for her arrival.


She was born August 7, 1924 in East Steubenville, WV, daughter of the late Owen and Adda (Call) Brooks.


Gertrude’s life was dedicated to raising her family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Toronto where she served as a Sunday school teacher for 50 years and summer bible school. She was also a past member of the Toronto Tops, Charter Member of the National WWII Museum, and past member of Sunrise Seniors.


Gertrude was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who brightened the life of those whose path she crossed by the way she lived her life through her faith in God. She cherished her family the most in this life and we will miss her warm smile, laughter and endless stories.


In addition to her husband Clarence E. Morris and her parents, Gertrude was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Linda and Louise Morris; sisters, G. Claire, Myrtle and Alberta; brothers, William, Owen, Herman, Wesley, Clyde, Vernon and Howard and her daughter-in-law, Lena Morris.


Gertrude leaves behind her sons, James (Linda) Morris, Wayne Morris, Robert (Mary Jo) Morris and Paul (Elaine) Morris all of Toronto and David Morris of Mansfield, OH; her dog, Rosie; her grandchildren, Amy Thompson, Tiffany (Jay) Shenton, Kimberly (Mike) Lowiec, Holly (fiance Joe Atkins) Watkins, Joseph Morris, James (Dani) Morris, Wayne (Melissa) Morris, Jr. and Jeffrey (Toni) Morris; her great-grandchildren, Avery, Seth and Claire Watkins, Benjamin Lowiec, Madison and Alexandria Thompson, Lilly and Cooper Shenton, Carson Morris and Olivia Morris.


A Memorial Service for Gertrude is being planned and will be announced. Her arrangements are in the care of the J.E. Foster Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Toronto, OH.


The family would like to thank the Carriage Inn of Steubenville for their kindness and compassion during her stay.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the First United Methodist Church in Toronto. 



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Services are to be announced

J. E. Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
701 Findley St.
Toronto, OH 43964


First United Methodist Church
PO Box 345, Toronto OH 43964

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