Funeral service for Ruth Morris planned

Funeral service for Ruth Morris 

Funeral service for Ruth Morris, 78, of Heavener is 2 p.m. Monday at Evans Chapel Of Memories in Poteau.

Burial will follow at the Albion Cemetery, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

She was born March 16, 1945 in Higgins to Mandy (Owensby) Way and Lester Battles and passed away March 23, 2023 in Shady Point. She grew up in the Hartshorne area and was a long-time resident of Albion and Heavener.

Survivors include daughter, Denise Carson, of Shady Point, Joann Nichols Rogers and husband Jeff of Texarkana, Arkansas; grandchildren Bridget Nipp and husband Michael of Poteau, Jessica McLaughlin and partner Timmy Murray of Panama, John Dillon Carson and fiancé Amanda Sananikone of Hackett, Arkansas, Caitlin Carson of  City, Bryson Nichols and partner Chelsey Cawley of Beebe, Arkansas, Joshua Nichols of Texarkana, Arkansas, Tayler Gurley and husband T.J. of New Boston, Texas and Lindsey Rogers of New Boston, Texas; great grandchildren Kylee McLaughlin, Kadence McLaughlin, Kolton McLaughlin, Kennedy Murray, Michael Nipp II, Lucas Nipp, John Davy Carson, Jules Nichols, Silas Cawley-Nichols, Savannah Cawley-Herrin, brothers, Bill and Ramona Battles of Hartshorne, Claude and Earleine Battles of Checotah; and a sister, Clara Luker, of McAlester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Morris; mother, Mandy Way; and father, Les Battles.

Pallbearers are Michael Nipp, Jeff Rogers, Bryson Nichols, John Dillon Carson, Josh Nichols, and Timmy Murray. Honorary pallbearers are Claude Battles, Bill Battles, Michael Nipp II, Kolton McLaughlin, John Davy Carson, Lucas Nipp, and Silas Cawley-Nichols.

Visitation is Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.


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