BROOKLINE, Mass. -- Martha A. Morris, 66, of Brookline, Mass., and a former Defiance resident, passed away at her residence on November 17, 2013, after a three-year battle with cancer, with her son, Don, at her side.
She was born April 30, 1947, in Defiance and was the daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Kennedy) Ankney. Martha was a 1965 graduate of Defiance High School and worked locally in a nursing home, factory and restaurant. She moved to the Boston area in 1993 from Toledo. Martha was a loving and kind person who fought her illness with grace and dignity. She loved animals and nature and watching old movies. Martha believed that the world's problems could be solved with a cup of coffee or a Coke.
Martha was married to Donovan Morris and is survived by a son, Don Morris of Boston, Mass.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Robert, James, Vern and Joseph Ankney.
Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in the Mission Church in Boston. Graveside service will be Monday, December 23, 2013, in Riverside Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Father Randy Giesige officiating. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.schafferfh.com.