Lela Mae Morris

Born: Mon., Dec. 2, 1929
Died: Tue., Jun. 16, 2020

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Lela Mae Morris, age 90, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Griggsville Estates in Griggsville, IL.  She was born on December 2, 1929 in Pittsfield, IL to Merle and Marguerite Belford Capps.  She married Bill Morris on March 20, 1976 at Central Christian Church in Jacksonville, and he preceded her in death July 14, 2017.

Lela graduated from Pittsfield High School and then began working at Spurgeons. After marrying Bill, they relocated to South Jacksonville and she worked as a Secretary for the Morgan County Treasurer’s office, retiring in the early 1990s.  She and Bill moved closer to their daughter in Wee Ma Tuk, IL for several years before returning back to Pittsfield in 2001.  In earlier years, Lela attended Pittsfield Congregational Church and was a member of the Interested Mothers Club.  She and Bill belonged to dance clubs, and she participated in a bowling league.  She was also her daughter’s Girl Scout leader.

She is survived by her children, Robert (Joanne) Lacy of Pittsfield, IL and Ann (Bob) Ackerman of Canton, IL; stepchildren, Greg Morris of Chapin, IL and Barbara Stock of Wood River, IL; ten grandchildren, Kristin (Joe) Kohlrus, David Michael (Kelly) Lacy, Ellen Shoedel, Elizabeth (Justin) Siders, Jim Miley, Craig (Rachel) Lacy, David (Sara) Leavell, Carlo (Betsy) Bruno, Michael (Lexie) Lacy, and Judd (Carly Kirven) McCullum; fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; brothers, Robert Capps and Harold Capps, both of Pittsfield, IL; and sisters, Donna (Wendall) Hall of Pittsfield, IL and Pat Marksbury of Moline, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Marguerite Capps; husband, Bill Morris; son, David Lacy; stepson, Charlie Morris; brother, Glenn Capps; brother-in-law, Bill Marksbury; and sisters-in-law, Ermadel Capps and Mary Catherine Capps.

A private graveside service will be held at Pittsfield West Cemetery and cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials are suggested to be made to Griggsville Estates.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the services.

Charitable donations may be made in Lela's memory to the following organization:

Griggsville Estates

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Nancy Kindle
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
Bob an Joanne so sorry for your loss.

Agnes Peile
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020

To the family of Lela's family, so very sorry. Lela was such a nice person, always knew you . She will be missed by many.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Bob and Joanne, to let you know I am sorry for Lena’s passing. I remember she and Bill were nice and friendly to me. They were patrons at Red Dome when I worked there. Condolences to all your families.
Sincere Sympathy,

Bob and Kathleen Dunn
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Lela was always so friendly and had such a wonderful smile. She and Bill were wonderful neighbors to George and Betty too. Please accept our sympathy and prayers.
Bob and Kathleen Dunn

Barb (Dell) Gregg
   Posted Sun June 28, 2020
I was sadden for the loss of another great cousin.

Lela alwas had a smile and was a fun person. She was a happy go lucky lady and she will be missed by a lot of people family and friends

Bob, Ann, Donna, Pat, Bob, Harold no Putter and if I missed one or two I am sorry. You have so many happy stories to pass along.

Will keep a special place in my heart for all of you.

Leonard and Barb (Dell) Gregg

Scott Smith
   Posted Thu July 02, 2020
Bob and Craig, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom and grandmother's death. She was always so nice to me. I know she will be missed by many.

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