Dorothy Morris

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Dorothy Ann Morris, nee Hayden, 81, of Freeburg, IL, born November 26, 1936, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Dorothy worked for many years as a book-keeper for several companies, finally retiring from Golden Frontier Tours after 12 years of employment.  She was very faith centered and particularly enjoyed her visits to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville.  Dorothy was a devoted and loving mother who loved to spend time with her family and dear friends.  As a graduate of St. Teresa’s Academy in East St. Louis, IL, she loved her visits with former classmates.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur S. and Mary H., nee Moore, Hayden; a son, Arthur R. Morris; a daughter, in infancy, Michelle M. Morris; three sisters, Sister Mary Benedict Hayden, Ruth (Tom) Haltermann and Irene Smith; a brother, Harvey Hayden; and a sister-in-law, LaVerne Hayden.

Surviving are four children, Karen A. Withers,
Robert J. Morris Jr.,
Michael S. Morris
and Angela M. Morris (Jeffrey);
five grandchildren, Michael Morris, Madison Prisco (Ludiger Rington), Trinity Prisco,  Matthew Morris and Elise Morris;
a great-grandson, Logan Long;
two brothers, Richard Hayden, and Robert (Elenor) Hayden;
and extended family, Dave and Judy Self and family.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John T. Myler officiating.

Cremation services will follow.


2 Comments on Dorothy Morris

Sharron Malloy said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2018 at 3:35 AM

I sure will miss Dorothy! She was my Angel at work - and after her retirement too! Such a sweet, sweet lady - a true ‘lady’ and a true friend! Your children will miss you terribly but each of them knew how much you loved them! And grandson Michael was always so very special to you, too! As were all your grandchildren! You talked often of each of your family members- I felt I knew them all! But how lucky each of them were to have known you! And I thank God that He brought me to Golden Frontier Tours and I was privileged to know and love ‘my Dorothy ‘. I will always miss you, your advice, your smile, and how strong your faith in God emitted from you daily! May you Rest In Peace - say a prayer for me from Heaven and continue watching out for all of us who loved you with all of our hearts!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Vicki Kirtlink said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2018 at 12:53 AM

Ang, you, Mike, Karen and Bob are in my prayers.

  • St Louis
  • Mo

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