In Memory of

Kerrie Lynn Morris

June 13, 1958 - January 4, 2016
Kerrie Lynn Morris, the daughter of Jefferson McGrew II and Eileen (Unsworth) McGrew, was born June 13, 1958, in Morrow Bay, CA. Her childhood years were spent in Morrow Bay where she received her education. After school she worked at various jobs the next few years before moving to Hawaii. On May 1, 1976, she was united in marriage to Tony Morris at Kaneohe, Hawaii. Following their marriage they lived in California and various communities in Iowa before moving to Cherokee, IA in 1991. Kerrie was employed as an administrative assistant for the Cherokee County Work Services. She loved her job and enjoyed her friendship with clients and coworkers. Kerrie was an avid reader. She enjoyed spending time in her vegetable garden, camping, canoeing, and was an avid sports fan. Most of all she will be remembered for the love and compassion she had for everyone she met. On January 4, 2016, Kerrie passed away at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 57. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eileen McGrew. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Tony Morris of Remsen, IA; one son, Sean Morris and his wife Lei Peng of China; her father, Jefferson McGrew II of Sebastopol, CA; two sisters, Kim McGrew of San Louis Obispo, CA, and Kathleen Kane of Pismo Beach, CA; She is also survived by other relatives and close friends. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Cherokee County Works Services in Cherokee.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Cherokee County Works Services.
Father Dan Guenther
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery Rural Cherokee, Iowa


Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Our sweet Kerrie, she will hold a special place in my heart. She left us too soon. I give my heartfelt condolences to Tony, Sean and family. Special love to Kim and Kathie., and their families. Also to my Uncle Jeff, no one should have to lose a child. I will cherish all the fun memories from our childhood. Kerrie's sweet nature and her great laugh. I wish I could have spent more time with her as an adult. Rest in peace Kerrie. I love you always, cuz Linda.”
- Linda Johnson
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Tony,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. May God comfort you and your family during this sad time in your life. ”
- Larry Kruse
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Tony, Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your wife. I pray the good Lord will sustain you through this very difficult circumstance. Thanks for all of your help in Clarinda days. Bill Campbell”
- Dr. W. E. Campbell
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Kerrie was a very good friend to me and I'm blessed to have known her and worked with her. My prayers to Tony, Sean and Family during this difficult time. ”
- Lisa Langlitz Bringle
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Tony and family: We are sorry for you loss, she was way to young. We are sure she will be missed. ”
- Mike and Sue Anderson
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“To Kerrie's family: Kerrie was a blessing for the clients and staff at the Center. We send our Sympathy to her family. May the sweet memories of Kerrie carry you through this tough time. Chuck Joanne & Kelly Clark”
- chuck and Joanne & Kelly Clark
Monday, January 11, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Tony and his family. We did not know Kerrie that well but do know Tony through geocaching and are saddened for his loss. (moviecatz)”
- larry pedley
Monday, January 11, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Although out am of touch in recent years I am deeply touched and surprised by the notice of Kerrie's death. I join you with priestly prayer for a Blessed life in Eternity and peaceful rest in the Maryhill cemetery. ”
- Fr. Gene Sitzmann
Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“We are so saddened to hear of Kerrie's passing. Such a great lady. I have many fond memories of her. Loved her giggle. She adored and loved everyone she met. She will be missed deeply. Feel blessed that she is in a better place and having no pain.”
- Patsy and Jerome Day
Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My family sends thoughts and prayers to your family! I worked close with Kerrie for several years through my previous job. We had a lot of laughs! So very sorry for your loss!”
- Dena Dungan
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