Mary Teresa Morris – Manchester

Mary Teresa Morris, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020, at the Good
Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on August 24, 1935, the daughter of Albert and Marcella
(Leyendecker) Derga.

On November 16, 1957, Mary was married to Robert Morris, Sr. at St. Paul Catholic Church in
Worthington. Eight children were born to this union. The couple resided in the Hiawatha area and in
1969 they moved three miles north of Masonville, where they farmed. She was a member of Immaculate
Conception Church and prayed the rosary faithfully. Mary was a wonderful farm wife and enjoyed
gardening, embroidery, sports, and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Dolphins. She enjoyed
spending time with her family most of all.

Survivors include her eight children, Kathy (Larry)Brunsman of Manchester, Bob (Susan) Morris Jr. of
Manchester, Connie (Chris) Algeo of Tacoma, Washington, Karen (Scott) Bohr of Marion, Mike (Beth)
Morris of Marion, Judy (Matt Anderson) Morris of Tacoma, Washington, Leroy Morris of Cedar Rapids,
and Janet (Rob) Dudley of Winthrop; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; four sisters, Alvera
Weber of Manchester, Bernice Lansing of Dyersville, Grace Neuzil of Dyersville, and Jane Hahn of
Dyersville, one brother, John (Kathy)Derga of Worthington, two brothers-in-law, Larry (Nancy) Morris
and William Morris all of Cedar Rapids; three sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Overman and Lois Morris all of
Cedar Rapids and Carol Derga of Racine, Wisconsin.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bob in 2019; her parents, Albert and Marcella Derga; her
parents-in-law, William and Harriet Morris; her brother, Albert Leo Derga; and her brothers-in law,
Richard Morris, Ralph Weber, Art Lansing, Dick Neuzil, and Herb Hahn.

Because of COVID-19, masks are required at the funeral home and at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in Masonville, with Reverend Gabriel Anderson officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in
Manchester. Friends may also call 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Leonard-Muller
Funeral Home in Manchester.

Interment: Oakland Cemetery – Manchester, Iowa
Casket Bearers: Chad Brunsman, Kyle Morris, Brock Morris, Eric Bohr, Phillip Dudley, Grant Morris,
Clark Morris


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