Virginia Frances Morris went home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2021 at the Klein Center in West Burlington, Iowa. She was 97 years old. A memorial service is to be held on October 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine, 2907 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa. Pastor Dan Schoepf will officiate. Burial will follow at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. There are memorials for the American Heart Association and for the Rural Home Missionary Association. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Frances was born on April 26, 1924 in Callaway County, Fulton, Missouri and was the daughter of T. Gordon and Ruth (Glover) Moore. Frances married Robert W. Morris on December 1951 in Wapello. She had worked at the Wapello State Bank prior to her marriage. They moved to the farm near Letts where they resided for 36 years. Her husband called her his “helpmate” on the farm. Frances was an avid gardener and raised beautiful roses. She was also blessed with the gift of hospitality. And she loved to sew, especially for her family! Upon retirement they moved to Muscatine where they lived for 13 years until relocating to Burlington in 2000. Frances was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Muscatine and had been very active in the Letts Methodist Church and the Letts Independent Bible Church for many years. She had attended Oak Street Baptist Church while living in Burlington.
Frances is survived by daughters Sandra (James) Hafner of Sperry and Jennifer (Robert) Hoopes of Letts, grandchildren Michael (Rhonda) Hafner of Letts, Susan (Matt) Carlson of Ankeny and Tara (David) Tornabane of Johnston. Great grandchildren are Thomas (Sarah) Hafner, Nicholas (Kathryn) Hafner, Alyssa (Aaron) Schopf, Braden Carlson, Dominick, Samuel and Isabella Tornabane. Great-great grandchildren are Henry James Hafner and Oliver Francis Hafner.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 2006, her parents and two infant brothers.
A special thank you goes out to the caring staff at the Klein Center in West Burlington.