Mary Elizabeth Morse, 95, of Shelby, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021. She was born February 25, 1926, in Shelby, the daughter of John and Myrtle Harrison.
Mary was a golfer, gardener, and quilter. She loved a good shoulder rub, a sunny afternoon, and an occasional orange slushy. She will be remembered for her down to earth demeanor and her kindness and care for others.
Mary is survived by: her children, Rick (Marsha) Morse, Connie (David) Near, Kathy (Michael) Brown, and Jim (Kim) Morse; grandchildren, Matt Morse, Shannon (Becky) Near, Rebecca (Jim Visser) Near, Troy (Emily) Near, Tim (Robin) Brown, Nichole Brown, Kara (Todd) DeVries, Norman (Christine) Morse, Tracey (Jason) Burmeister, and Josh Morse; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by: her parents; husband of 68 years, James Morse; grandson, Ryan Morse; and 3 half-brothers, Gordon, John, and Cliff.
Private interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Shelby.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Area District Library, 189 N. Maple Street, Shelby, MI 49455 or Cherry Blossom Manor, 611 E. Main Street, Hart, MI 49420.
The Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is handling arrangements.