Mary Morris


DESHLER -- Mary Louise Morris, 82 of rural Deshler, Ohio, died Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.

She was born September 18, 1931, in McComb, Ohio, to the late Roy and Martha (Kipp) Ritter. On December 15, 1949, she married Charles Morris and they have shared over 64 years of marriage. Mary graduated in 1949 from McComb High School. She was a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a homemaker, worked alongside her husband on the family farm, and was always there for her family. She attended the Zion Church of God, Hamler, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Dennis (Donna) Morris; Barbara Tietje; Debra (Dean) Volkman; Sue (Robert) Spallinger; 15 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way; seven great-stepgrandchildren; and brother, Richard (Joanne) Ritter.

She was preceded in death by brother, Robert Ritter; three grandchildren, Diana and Dawn Volkman and Jason Tietje; and son-in-law, Ronald "Butch" Tietje.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, with Pastor Jerry Cooke officiating. Interment will follow in West Belmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at

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