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Mary Elizabeth Morse

1926 - 2021



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.

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Bev Riggs

April 17, 2021 10:43 AM

Connie and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss.   Your Mom was a real icon to the community.  She was such a gracious and beautiful lady.  Love and prayers, Bev.

Paul and Cheri Inglis

April 16, 2021 2:00 PM

To Rick, Connie, Kathy, Jimmy and Families: Cheri and I are truly sorry for your loss. Mary was always so kind and generous to me when Rick and I hung out at their homestead way back in the day. She and Jim were fun to be around and she always seemed to be young at heart. She and her generation were the greatest and she is just about the last of that greatest generation. May all of your memories of Mary bring a smile to your face and much joy to your heart.

Ron and Jerianne Block

April 16, 2021 8:51 AM

Both of your parents were wonderful people.  They gave our daughter Stefanie her first job, at the ice cream shop in New Era.  Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time.  May your memories bring you joy and laughter.

Jess Flores

April 16, 2021 12:02 AM

Kathy and Mike. My deepest condolences on the passing of your dear Mother. Jess Flores Class of 1970. . Arlington Texas

Rose Bos

April 14, 2021 8:49 PM

Connie,  my condolences on the loss of your mother. I know you will miss her.  Rose Bos

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