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MORRIS, Shirley A.

MORRIS - Shirley A. Of Eustis, FL, passed away August 11, 2016 at age 97. She was born in Marilla, NY and in the 1930s, was one of the first employees of Fisher-Price Toys in East Aurora, NY. Shirley drove a school bus for a short time and later worked at Cattaraugus County Nursing Home as a seamstress. She was very talented in sewing, needlepoint and hook rug. Shirley was a member of the Marilla Baptist Church for over 50 years. She spent winters in Florida for several years before moving to Lake Ridge Village in Eustis in January 2014 and, after two years, moved to Regency Center. She was preceded in death by her husband John on March 17, 1983, after 46 years of marriage. Shirley is remembered and will be dearly missed by her daughter Sandra Ells of East Aurora; daughter and son-in-law Jacquelyn F. and Helm Heigl of Marilla; daughter Diane A. Neamon of Zellwood, FL; daughter and son-in-law Laurie C. and Jeffry Phetteplace of Lime Lake, NY; son and daughter-in-law Maxwell M. and Maryalice Morris of Leesburg, FL; as well as 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. A Memorial Ceremony will be held Monday, August 22 at 11 AM at Marilla Baptist Church in Marilla.

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