Stevens Memorial Chapel

607 28th Street, Ames, IA


Jimmie Lee Morris

July 22, 1934June 18, 2020

Jimmie Lee Morris, age 85, passed away with family by her side 35 years to the day of her husband’s passing, on, June 18, 2020 at her home in Kelley. Due to Covid19, a graveside service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2020, at Story Memorial Gardens in Ames, Iowa.

Jimmie was born on July 22, 1934, to JC and Vadie (Braswell) Spearman in Adrian, Georgia. She was united in marriage to Jack Morris on August 2, 1952, and they made their home in Kelley, Iowa. The couple welcomed four children, Jackie, Joel, Janet and Joan. Jimmie was a manager at Bourns Credit Union then Ames Postal Credit Union for many years before retiring.

Jimmie enjoyed gardening and sewing, she made many wedding and bridesmaid dresses for family members. She loved watching sports, especially basketball; some of her favorite teams were Iowa State, Golden State Warriors, and the Georgia Bulldogs. Most importantly, Jimmie treasured her family and time spent with her grand and great-grandchildren.

Jimmie is survived by her four children: Jackie Morris of Kelley, Joel (Dorothy) Morris of Kelley, Janet (Steve) Mortvedt of Slater and Joan (Charlie) McFarlane of Story City; grandchildren: Chuck, Anna, David and Wes Johnson, Angie (Brad) Kamps, Matt (Celeste) Mortvedt, Ryan (MacKenzie) Rutter, Aaron Rutter and Rick (Chelsea) Rutter; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters: Jean (Donald) Lord of Jacksonville, FL, Sheryl Finney of Pittsburgh, PA, Francine (Bobby) Dobberly of Jacksonville, FL, Angie (Tom) Clark of LaGrange, GA and sister-in-law, Polly Spearman.

Jimmie is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack Morris, parents, Mr. and Mrs. JC Spearman, brother, JM Spearman and her sisters, Lanelle Key and Joyce Thompson.


  • Ryan Rutter, Casket Bearer
  • Aaron Rutter, Casket Bearer
  • Matt Mortvedt, Casket Bearer
  • Joel Morris, Casket Bearer
  • Steve Mortvedt, Casket Bearer
  • Rick Rutter, Casket Bearer


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 22, 2020


Jimmie Lee Morris

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Vicki Hidlebaugh-Allen

July 1, 2020

I so remember visiting your mother on the many trips back from South Carolina...I could not leave to come back until I visited your mother. She was such a sweet and caring person, especially after my mother passed away she always kept watch on my father. I also remember her babysitting us kids when we were younger but also remember babysitting for her and you dad. She was special and she will be missed. Thank you for letting me know. Prayers to you and your family 🙏🏻🙏🏻.

David Thompson

June 23, 2020

Jimmie had a great sense of humor and a smile that could liven up a room.May she rest in peace.

Jane Walter

June 22, 2020

I first meet Jimmie at the Bourns CU but later, became her neighbor in Kelley. She was always friendly and we would enjoy visiting at the firehouse fundraisers. My condolences to the family and her friend Dixie.

Vicki Lande

June 20, 2020

So sorry to hear of Aunt Jimmie's passing. I saw her last at mom's funeral. Still as pretty and gracious as ever. She was a true southern matriarch . May God comfort you all as you go through the grieving process.