Joyce Elaine Searcy Morris, 66, of St. Joseph, Mo. died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at LaVerna Village in St. Joseph, Mo.
Joyce Elaine Searcy Morris, 66, of St. Joseph, Mo. died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at LaVerna Village in St. Joseph, Mo.. Joyce was born October 31, 1947 in Chillicothe, Mo., daughter of Robert Junior Searcy and Marjorie Lee Newman Searcy. She was a graduate of Southwest High School in Ludlow, MO and attended business school in Kansas City, MO. She worked at the Mode-O-Day Dress Shop in Chillicothe, Mo. and for Life Touch. She was also a receptionist in a tanning spa and salon in Chillicothe, Mo. On April 11, 1970 Joyce married Edward Oren Morris at Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe, Mo. He survives of the home. Joyce was a member of Utica Baptist Church and enjoyed ceramics and many kinds of crafting. She was an avid genealogist and also enjoyed greyhound races. The biggest joy of her life was spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Edward; sisters, Debbie Anderson of Chillicothe, and Joyona Rader and husband Roger of Lancaster, MO; brother, Robert Searcy and wife Jolene of St. Joseph MO; brother-in-law, Wesley Morris and wife Betty of Covington GA; many nephews, nieces and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bill Anderson. Memorials in honor of Joyce Morris may be made to the Utica Cemetery or to LaVerna Village and left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington Chillicothe MO 64601. On-line condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial will be at Utica Cemetery, Utica MO. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014. Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe MO.