Kathleen May (Rothermel) Morris, 90, a native of Danville, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She had been a resident of Nottingham Village in Northumberland for the past year and a half.
She was born May 24, 1927, in Shamokin, the daughter of the late Wellington R. and Cora (Fisher) Rothermel.
Kathleen attended Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y. where she met Joseph K. Morris. They married on Aug. 28, 1948. Kathleen graduated in 1945 from Danville High School and Danville Practical Nursing School in 1969, working a brief time at Geisinger Medical Center until her husband suffered severe physical problems and she took care of him until his death on April 12, 1986.
Kathleen was an active member of First Baptist Church of Danville for more than 60 years. She served as a Sunday school teacher and trustee during the ground breaking of the new parsonage and church. She served faithfully in different offices of Friendship Women's Circle, the Adult Fellowship Sunday school class, DVBS, and youth group ministries. She was active in the Danville Christian Women's Club, the Cub and Boy Scouts, and the Danville Band Auxiliary for 14 years.
She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Kenneth J. and Marsha Morris, of Merritt Island, Fla., David K. and Ruthie Morris, of Mechanicsburg, Keith R. and Ruth Ann Morris, of Quito, Ecuador, and Gary E. Morris, of Elysburg; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert "Gene" Rothermel, of Danville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Patricia (Speirs) Morris on Jan. 4, 2015.
Kathleen was greatly loved by those who knew her. She had a sweet disposition and a playful temperament. Her kind, peaceful spirit attracted many lifelong friends. She always remembered details of people's lives and honored them with her attentive ear and thoughtful comments. She had a quiet confidence and she attributed this to the Lord's faithfulness in her life. Kathleen also had a quick wit, loved games, laughing, and those close to her cheerfully remember her good sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the First Baptist Church, Danville.
Anyone desiring to send flowers in her honor may send them to the First Baptist Church, 12 Brookside Drive, Danville or may make contributions to the Mission Fund of the Church at the same address.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McMichael Funeral Home Inc., Benton.
For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website: www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 31, 2018