OBITUARY

Selma Eileen Morris

January 3, 1930November 12, 2020
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Selma Eileen Morris, nee Maxey, 90, of Cahokia and Dupo, Illinois, born January 3, 1930, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Thursday, November 12, 2020 at her home in Dupo, Illinois. Eileen was a faithful member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Columbia, Illinois. The church held a raffle and allowed members to suggest the name of the new church and by the grace of God, Eileen’s suggestion was selected and the congregation will forever be known as “Bethany on the Hill”. She proudly served as a Pink Lady at Touchette Hospital, formerly Centreville Regional Hospital. In her earlier years, she was an active bowler and she enjoyed teaching bowling techniques to children and young adults. She owned and operated a golf driving range and later a diner, Country Kitchen in Cahokia. Her later years were spent reading the Gospel and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. The absence of her special chicken and dumplings, will only be secondarily missed by her joyous, energetic and loving presence. Her most cherished worldly passion was her family. She will be profoundly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Locie E. Morris; her parents, Charles and Zola, nee Hillyard, Maxey; her brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Patricia Maxey; and a brother-in-law, Milton Tolin. Surviving to cherish her memory are her four children, Edward (Pam) Morris, Marsha (Gary) Brewer, Pam Bacon, and Carol (Calvin) Neeman; her grandchildren, Gary Lee (Tara) Brewer, Tonya (Jimmy) Hearty, Collin (Jill) Neeman, and Chastity (Mark) Murphy; her numerous adoring great grandchildren, her sister, Enid Tolin; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorials are appreciated to the Samaritan’s Purse. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com. Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Tonya Hearty

November 17, 2020

Grandma - today we will celebrate you. We will be strong because you’ve showed us in everything you do, every word you’ve spoken and by your continued faith that your love for us is never ending. I will never have the words to describe just how much you mean to me and our family. Always a smile, a giggle and nothing but ultimate class and unconditional love for your family and everyone you meet. Our hearts are broken and we will never say goodbye as you will continue to live through us all. Thank you for teaching me, loving me and and being the most amazing and wonderful grandma a girl could ever dream of having and the perfect, most loving granny to Colton. I can only dream to be half the woman you are and promise to do my best every single day to make you proud. Until we meet again.....I love you.

Georgette Porter

November 17, 2020

To the family of Ms.Eileen:
Precious memories from sharing time with you at Centreville Township. I have shared one fond thought you shared with us many times over with people I encounter who use bad language. It was good talking with you this time last year as we planned a get together; although you couldn't make it. Sincere condolence to the family. May Gods peace and love carry you all.

Blessings and peace
Georgette P

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