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Mary Hooper Morrison

Mary Hooper Morrison, age 103, died on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her residence, McKendree Healthcare Center in Hermitage, TN. Mrs. Morrison was born in Pocahontas, IL on March 30, 1914 to the late Eugene and Anna Hooper. She was the youngest of six children. At the age of 5, the family moved to Wood River where her father worked for Standard Oil Company. She graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in 1932, and went to work for Olin Corporation as a secretary in the corporate legal department. In the late 1930's she met Joe W Morrison (born Fieldon, IL), an engineer, also employed by Olin, and they were married on June 28 1941. Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years and two sisters, Ida Hooper Hay Vernor and Ethel Hooper, and three brothers, Tom Hooper, Earl Hooper, Ralph Hooper. She is survived by two daughters and one son: Susan M. Glei (Greg) of Chesterfield; MO, Julie A . Farmer (Gary) of Mt Juliet, TN; and Joel T. Morrison (Darlene) of Greensboro, NC. She also leaves six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at the Teddish family cemetery in Fieldon, IL at 11AM on October 13, 2017.


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