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lois morrisseyLois Alta Morrissey, 104, died Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Brookdale Liberal Springs. 

She was born Aug. 27, 1915 to William Harlo and Alta (Yoder) Emrie in Seward County. 

She married Robert D. Morrissey June 6, 1943, in San Bernardino, Calif. He preceded her in death July 30, 2005.

She graduated from Liberal High School in 1933. 

She worked as a cashier at the Crown Theater in Dodge City and the Fox Theater in Liberal.  She worked in the accounting department of Cessna in Hutchinson, and part time at Burr’s Department Store. 

At the age of 40, she went to work as a medical receptionist for many doctors in Liberal, including Dr. Harris, Dr. Burn, Dr. Prochazka, and Dr. Grimes. She also worked for Southwest Medical Center. 

She was member of the St. Anthony Altar Society, where she was the chairperson, Jolly Girls Bridge Club, The Book Club, Lady Elks Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Mother Singers, Sweet Adeline’s of Hooker, Republican Women’s Club and Bible Study. 

She loved her family most of all. She told the stories of and kept the memories of those present and past.  Her huge collection of family photos was dear to her heart.  She loved nothing more than family gatherings. 

She was an avid traveler and traveled extensively in the United States as well as trips to Mexico and Canada. A favorite European destination was Ireland.  One memorable trip was spent in a rental cottage on the Dingle Peninsula hosting several family members. 

Survivors include daughter, Helen James and husband, Stephen, Savannah, Ga.; grandchild, Stephen R. James and wife, Christine, Vilseck, Germany; and great-grandchildren, Matthew James, Washington, D.C., and Emily Pearl James, Vilseck, Germany. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Chester John Emrie, Lawrence Alpha Emrie and William Harlo Emire Jr.; and sister, Helen Wooten.

• There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place. 

Graveside services will take place at Liberal Cemetery at a later date.     

Memorials are suggested to the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, Saint Anthony Catholic Church or Healthwatch Hospice in care of the Brenneman Hornung Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.

Condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com

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