Dorothy "Dottie" Mae Morris, 89, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 after complications from a fall, with family and friends at her side.
Dorothy "Dottie" Mae Morris, 89, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 after complications from a fall, with family and friends at her side. She was born in Wichita, Kan., on June 25, 1923, the daughter of Myron and Mae Hull. She graduated from Wesley School of Nursing in 1942, and served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during WWII. She married Brad M. Morris on July 14, 1946. They moved from Wichita to Dodge City shortly thereafter where she worked at both St. Anthony and Trinity Hospitals. She taught nursing extension classes for many years through Dodge City Junior College and served in later years at area nursing centers in Ransom, Minneola, Cimarron and Satanta. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Dottie moved to Arlington, Texas in her retirement years to be closer to her family. She is survived by two sons, Clifford Morris of Grand Prairie, Texas and John Morris of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Allyn Collins and Nancy Herren and husband, Craig, all of Arlington, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Bradford H. Morris and a granddaughter, Holli D. Garrison. There will be a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Dodge City Church of Christ located at 2300 Central Ave.