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Janie Ann Morris passed peacefully to heaven on Monday, June 27, 2022.

Janie was the daughter of James and Ruth (Lawrence) Jones and was born April 27, 1948 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Janie was united in marriage to Phillip Morris, May 7, 1966 and to this union, two children were born, Myranda Sue (Susie) and James “Bryce”. She also became a mother to Phillip’s young daughter Rae Ann.

Janie was the 1966 Valedictorian of Milan High School in Milan, Missouri. She was an accomplished self-taught pianist and vocalist. She was very active with her church and school choirs and performed at many weddings through the years. Janie accepted her Lord and Savior at a very young age. She was a founding member of Whispering Oaks Baptist Church in Parkville, Missouri where she was also the church pianist.

Janie was a self-made businesswoman. She worked hard all her life. She loved selling real estate in the 70’s and 80’s and retired from Gallagher Woodsmall Companies as a Senior Vice President of Marketing in 2001.

Janie was a wonderful cook and was always the first to volunteer to host family and friends for the holidays, birthdays, bridge club and church group events. Her warm smile and hearty laugh were infectious. She would make anyone who entered her home or life feel like they were the most important person in the world.

Janie is survived by her husband, daughters, granddaughters; Beth Coward (David) and Ruthie Meiler (Will), brother-in-law; Bill Yardley, nephew; Mike Yardley, nieces; Annette Hurley (Gary) and Amy Green (Shane).

She was preceded in death by her parents and son Bryce.

May your home always be too small for all your friends.

Funeral services for Janie were held Friday, July 1, 2022 at Schoene- Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan with Rev. Alan Coonfield officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan. Pallbearers were: Mike Yardley, Gary Hurley, Shane Green, Gage Green, Caden Green, Ian Yardley, Sam Yardley, David Coward, and Bill Yardley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Milan Oakwood Cemetery, Sullivan County Memorial Hospital or Green City Assembly of God Church.

Funeral services will be held at a later date due to Coronavirus 19. The services will be held at the Schuyler County Church of Faith in Lancaster, Missouri with Sonny Smyser, pastor of the church officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Hurley, Glenn Roberts, A. C. Watts, Kevin Sayre, Carlon Sayre, Richard Hudson, Daryle Bennett and Chris Dabney. Memorials have been established for the Schuyler County Cancer Relief Fund. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri