Betty R. Morrison
GRANVILLE — A private graveside service for Betty R. Morrison, 83, of Granville will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.
Mrs. Morrison died Jan. 26, 2008, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. She was born May 18, 1924, in Knox County, to the late Frederick and Bertha Mae (Smith) Umbaugh.
Following graduation from Gambier High School in 1942, Betty went on to Business School in Mount Vernon. On Dec. 15, 1945, Betty married Robert E. Morrison Sr. and resided in Mount Vernon. She later moved to Fredericktown, Bellville, San Luis Obispo, Calif., and finally settled in Granville in 1960.
Mrs. Morrison retired from Denison University in 1995 after 26 years of service in the Political Science Department. She devoted her time to owning and operating Our Place and Westgate Antique shops and was manager of the Land of Legend Flea Market in Granville for over 25 years supporting the Granville Athletic Boosters. Mrs. Morrison also worked in real estate for many years. Remembered as giving so much to the community and generously giving of her time to help others, in 1993, Mrs. Morrison was honored by the Granville Sertoma Club in receiving the Service to Mankind award.
Surviving are her sons, Robert E. (Barbara) Morrison Jr., of Granville and Richard D. Morrison Sr. of Newark; daughter, Linda S. (Daniel) Kovreg of Newark; grandsons, Eric J. Morrison of Granville, Andrew E. Morrison (Shannon) of Gulfport, Miss., Timothy M. Kovreg of Newark, and Richard D. Morrison Jr. of Reynoldsburg; granddaughters, Aimee E. (Dave) Graves of Bennington, Ind., and Kimberly J. (Brent) Sherman of Charlotte, N.C. She is further survived by five great-grandchildren, Chandler, Mikayla, Sidney, Hayden and Lillianne; one brother, Jim (Jean) Umbaugh of Granville; one sister, Patricia (Marvin) McQuigg of Fredericktown; many nieces and nephews; her loyal companion, Baby, and a host of friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Morrison Sr., who died Oct. 20, 1996; and two brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McPeek Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville. To sign an online guest book or send a private condolence, please visit www.mcpeekfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.