Mae Louise Morris, 91, Iola, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Mae was born May 10, 1922, on a farm in Pawnee County near Garfield, the daughter of Frank and Nellie (Briskey) Buck. She had three sisters and two brothers. At the age of two months they moved from Garfield to Jetmore. At the age of six they moved to Dodge City where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1940.
She married Enve McDaniel in 1941 and they had six children. They lived in several cities in Kansas and Oklahoma before settling in Iola in 1957. Enve and Mae divorced in 1965.
In 1970, she married Charles Morris and they continued to live in Iola. Charles preceded her in death in 1989. Mae was a nurse’s aide and worked at the McAtee Nursing Home for 11 years. She is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. At the age of 90 she moved to Tara Gardens Living Assistance.
She is survived by her children, Ronald McDaniel and wife, Anita, Wamego, Juanita (McDaniel) Burris, Neosho Falls, Wanda (McDaniel) Mangus and husband, Art, Baytown, Texas, Nancy (McDaniel) Adams and husband John, LaHarpe, Donald McDaniel and wife Norma, Iola, and Virginia (McDaniel) Peters and husband, Mark, Iola; brother Robert Buck, Quincy, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; and more than 42 great-grandchildren; and more than 11 great-great-grandchildren; two step-sons and one step-daughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, and one son-in-law.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, where visitation will be an hour prior to the service.
She requested no flowers. Donations to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses may be left with the funeral home.
To sign the guest book online go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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