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Martha M. Morris, age 88, of Batavia, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family.
Martha was born on February 9, 1931, in Geneva, IL, to proud parents Fred and Edith Johansen. She grew up on the family dairy farm, Elburn Modern Dairy in Elburn IL.
Paul and Martha met at Geneva Lutheran Church while she was organist and later wed on June 5, 1954. Paul and Martha made their home in Elburn until 1962 when they purchased the family home in Geneva.
Martha worked as a bookkeeper at the State Bank of Geneva and later as a bookkeeper at Houghton Mifflin Company in Geneva, IL until her retirement.
Paul and Martha were long time members of Geneva Lutheran Church where Martha was the organist and pianist while Paul was the director of the choir for over 25 years. Martha was also a member of the local American Business Womenâ€™s Association (ABWA) as well as the Woman of the Moose in St. Charles.
Martha always enjoyed going to the Michigan Upper Peninsula every year for a family vacation and over the years has taken many trips with friends from the area. She was a caregiver to many and had a heart of gold. Martha always enjoyed going for a boat ride and sitting up front where it was quiet with a bit of wind. If you walked by the house, you would probably hear Martha playing the piano and singing along.
Martha is survived by three children: Melodee Snow, David (Sheila) Morris, and Phil (Eleanor) Morris; four grandchildren: Jason (Monica), Bradley (Candace), and Charlie Snow, and Eric (Codi Beck) AuCoin; four great-grandchildren: Brody and Kaden Snow, Bentley and Lincoln Snow; her sister, Priscilla (Doug) Miller; and several nieces and nephews and a countryside of friends.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years, Paul B. Morris; her parents, Fred and Edith Johansen; and her two brothers, Dr. John Johansen and Don Johansen
Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2019 from 9-11 a.m., with a funeral service to follow at 11, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S Lincoln St, Batavia, IL 60510. Interment will follow at Blackberry Township Cemetery, Elburn, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church. Checks may be made to the “Bethany Lutheran Church” and note Martha Morris Organ Donation on check and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2019 from 9-11 a.m., with a funeral service to follow at 11, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S Lincoln St, Batavia, IL 60510.
Interment will follow at Blackberry Township Cemetery, Elburn, IL.