Edward H. "Ed" Morris

Edward H. "Ed" Morris, 95, of  O'Fallon, Missouri, formerly of French Village, IL., born Friday, August 18, 1916, in Breese, IL, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Delmar Gardens in O'Fallon, MO.

Ed was the owner of Morris Village Mart, French Village, IL. He was a member of Hope Church Belleville Illinois, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Shrine. Past President of Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce and Fairview Heights Community Bank and was a member of East/West Gateway Coordinating Council. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife: Virginia "Ginny" nee Jung, Morris
  • Parents: Edward and Rose nee Foppe, Morris
  • Brother: Louis P. Morris

Surviving are his:

  • Son: Edward L (Peggy) Morris of Innsbrook, MO
  • Grandchildren
    • Ted Morris of Los Angeles, CA
    • Nick (Heather) Morris of Portland, ME
    • Michael (Laura) Jenny of Chicago, IL
    • Sarah (Riley) Holmes of Santa Monica, CA
  • Great Grandchildren
    • Ella J. Morris
    • Molly A. Morris
    • Meredith J. Jenny
    • William B. Jenny

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

Funeral:  Private family interment will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Condolences left for Edward H. "Ed" Morris:

    my sympathy to the family of ED. my wife bobbie and i had many good times with Ed and Ginny in tucson az.and belleville,many good memories of them.

    arthur h. rhein belleville illinois 62226

    To Eddie & all other next of kin or even remotely related: Were we to be aaked for one word to describe the recently-completed life of Edward H. Morris, that one word would be "fidelity". We think we knew him quite well and, from our perspective,'fidelity' sums it up better than any other. Fidelity to his role in this life, fidelity to his country, to his religion, to his fraternal organizations, to those fortunate enough to have earned his friendship, and most of all to his wife and family. Furthermore, if this list represents the sum and substance of his legacy of his 95 years, we can't think odf any worthy additions or improvements. So you have our sympathy in this loss, but rejoice at having had the privilege of knowing and sharing time with Ed Morris and in having been beneficiary of his fidelity in so many ways...and be now at peace. Betty&DonRice asked

    Don&Betty Rice Belleville Illinois 62223