Morris, Joyce A.  1935-2019

Joyce A. Morris, 83, passed away Oct. 6, 2019, at the Living Community of St. Joseph.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1935, in Maryville, Missouri, and graduated from Maryville High School, in 1953.

On April 6, 1965, she married James "Pod" Morris, in St. Joseph.

He passed away in 2010.

Also preceding her in death were: her parents, William and Iona (Carr) Blackford; brother, Bill Blackford; and half brothers, Lloyd and Fred Blackford.

Survivors include: her sons, John (Kelly) Morris and Jim Morris, all of St. Joseph; sister, Sharon Hart, of Maryville; brother, Richard Blackford, of Graham, Missouri; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon.

Family will greet friends one hour prior to services.

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorials: InterServ of St. Joseph.

Online condolences may be left at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.