Ethel L. Morrison, 88, passed away on January 17, 2015 at Sharon Lane Health Services in Shawnee, KS. Visitation will be Friday, January 23rd at 11am followed by funeral at 12pm at Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66210. She will be laid to rest in Johnson County Memorial Gardens.
Ethel was preceded in death by her lifelong companion/husband of 66 years, Johnnie Morrison, her parents, William Earl & Hazel Margaret (Shipley) Taylor, sisters Violet Warsop, Frances Mathia, Jeanie Poole and two brothers William (Bud) Taylor and Jimmie Taylor.
Ethel is survived by her two daughters Linda Hash of Belton, MO, Patty Chance (Dan) of Lake Stevens, WA, two sons Johnnie R Morrison (Loretta) of Overland Park, KS and Mark Morrison (Paula) of Shawnee, KS, multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Ethel was born December 14, 1926 in Bethel, KS. Ethel worked a short time at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in Desoto, KS during World War II. Later she worked as a waitress in Kansas City, KS where she met and married the love of her life, Johnnie. After their marriage, Ethel stayed home to raise their four kids, except for working a short time in the kitchen at Trailridge Junior High School in Shawnee, KS. Ethel and Johnnie spent their time after his retirement wintering in Donna, TX and their summers fishing and camping at the Kansas State Park Lakes that they loved so much. Ethel loved taking care of her husband and family and enjoyed having the grand kids, great grand kids, relatives and friends come to visit. Several were able to spend time at the lakes with them and they cherished those times.
Ethel was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Overland Park, KS. Because of her great faith in god our father, she has now entered through the holy gates of heaven above to join Johnnie and other family to prepare a place for the others to follow. Please visit www.overlandparkchapel.com to share memories.