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Nancy Jo Morris

August 22, 1923 — January 29, 2023

Nancy Jo Morris of Lakeview, Arkansas, took her last ride in her two-seater Ford Thunderbird on January 29, 2023, in Lakeview, Arkansas at the age of 99. She was born August 22, 1923, in Hinton, West Virginia, the daughter of Charles and Vera Lilly Young. After graduating from Clifton Forge RR Hospital School of Nursing she became a Nurse Cadet and was assigned to Camp Lee, VA to provide care for the German prisoners of war and then Huntington, West Virginia C&O RR Hospital where she met the love of her life Gilmer Staten Morris, JR. They were married May 31, 1946 in Huntington, West Virginia. They moved to Peru, Indiana where she finished her nursing career at Dukes Memorial Hospital and Grissom AFB. Over the years Nancy drove a new Ford Thunderbird every three years from 1959-1997.


Nancy is survived by her daughter, Nancy Gail Berkheiser of Lakeview, AR; brothers, Jack Young of Peru, IN, and David (Kyra) Young of West Lafayette, IN; grandchildren, Neisha (Mark) Anderson of Batesville, AR and Kylene (Jason) Maxwell of Flippin, AR; great-grandchildren, Julia and Landon Gross and Brayden, Noah and Ryley Jennings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law; Jim Berkheiser and sister-in-law, Pat Young.

A Funeral Service for Nancy will be 2:30 pm, Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bull Shoals, AR, with Reverend Trent Means officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, February 18, 2023, 3:00-5:00 pm. Entombment will be in Kirby's Tucker Memorial Mausoleum, Mountain Home, AR.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Hereditary Exostoses Research Foundation, 8019 Harbor View Terrace, Brooklyn, NY 11029 in honor of her great-granddaughter.
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Saturday, February 18, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Bull Shoals, Arkansas

717 Central Boulevard, Bull Shoals, AR 72619

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Starts at 2:30 am

Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Bull Shoals, Arkansas

717 Central Boulevard, Bull Shoals, AR 72619

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