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Glenna Ruth (Bodkins) Morris

April 3, 1919 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 98)
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Glenna Ruth Morris, 98 of Francisco passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Oakland City. She was born April 3, 1919 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Oral O. and Dicia Mae (Blair) Bodkins. Ruth was a member of the Francisco United Methodist Church. She had lived in Francisco for over 80 years. She retired as an L.P.N. working at the former Wirth Hospital in Oakland City. She started when the hospital first opened and checked in the first patient there. She worked in the shipyards where she was a welder, during W.W. II. She actually welded on the L.S.T. that has been docked in Evansville. She also owned and operated Shady Grove Nursing Home in Francisco for 15 years.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Houchins (Don) of Francisco; 4 grandchildren, Elgin Houchins (Michelle), Heather Bichler, Holly Takacs (Dennis) and Sara Morris, 10 great grandchildren and 5 great -great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Morris in 1973; son, Kenneth Roy Morris in 1991; brothers, Oris and Calvin Bodkins; sister, Roma June Gammage; and a great grandson, Matthew Houchins.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Corn Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City with Rev. Rick Lance officiating. Burial will follow in the Forsthye Cemetery near Oakland City. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online or you may light a candle in memory of Ruth at Colvin Funeral Homes are family owned and operated since 1908.

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
5250 Vogel Road, Suite A, Evansville IN 47715

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