Luetta "Lue" Lillian Morrissey
February 25, 1925 – April 2, 2021
Luetta (Lue) Lillian (Krueger) Morrissey was born on February 25, 1925 to Carl and Katie Krueger of Elk Creek, Nebraska. She lived on the family farm in Elk Creek until meeting and marrying Pierie Morrissey, their wedding taking place on January 1, 1944 with their first of their eight children coming at the end of 1944. Their son was followed by six more sons and one daughter, the light of both their lives. Lue and Pierie moved from Lincoln, Nebraska to Oklahoma City on Memorial Day, 1960 for Pierie to take a job at the new Western Electric plant just then opening. It took a couple of years for them to switch their football allegiance from the Cornhuskers to the Sooners but when they did, it was permanent giving rise to a long rivalry with their family still living up north. Lue’s greatest joy in life was watching her children grow and enjoying their company. She also really enjoyed ballroom dancing and big band music. After losing her husband, Pierie, way too soon in 1990, she continued with a very active life until finally slowing down and entering the St. Ann’s nursing facility several years ago. Her children and family continued visiting Lue at St. Ann’s until their in-person visits were interrupted by last year’s health care crisis. Even though they couldn’t visit her in person, they continued with at least weekly window visits, the last one being held on Palm Sunday. When in person visits were finally resumed at St. Ann’s within the recent weeks and she was finally able to hug her children again, Lue decided her time on earth could end. She left this life on Good Friday in the arms of her daughter, Debbie. Lue was predeceased by her husband Pierie, son Steve Morrissey, great grandson Nathan Colon, brothers Glen Krueger, Clem Krueger, Leland Krueger and sister Leona Hall. She is survived by her children Gary Morrissey and wife Kathy, daughter in law Mary Ellen Morrissey, sons Terry, Dan, Dennis and best friend Tina, Rodney, David and Debbie Hane, her husband Lee, and brother Lorain Krueger and wife Joan. She left grandchildren Lori Morrissey, Shannon Ulmer and wife Holly, Michelle Colon and husband Delano, Colby Hane and wife Liz, Candace Morrissey, Tanner Morrissey and wife Shauna, Haley Haydon and husband Brett, Cassie Buethe and husband Tim, Seth Morrissey and wife Morgan, Conner Morrissey and fiance Drake, as well as great-grandchildren Ansley and Greyson Ulmer, Dylan, Skye and Mila Hane, McKenzie Colon and fiancé Chapin, Carson Morrissey, Austin and Avery Haydon and Ellis Morrissey, soon to be arriving daughter of Seth and Morgan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her new friends and the hard-working staff at St. Ann’s. Mass of the Christian burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church of which Lue had been a member for her entire time in Oklahoma, to be officiated by Father Tim Luschen. Lue was very honored to be chosen St. Charles’ Woman of Achievement for 2005. Lue served in the St. Charles Altar Society, cooked mobile meals and loved her time in the bowling league. Visitation will be at Bill Merritt funeral home, 6201 N.W. 39th Expressway, Bethany, Oklahoma on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Lue’s family in attendance after 4:00 p.m. A wake service will be held at 6:00 p.m. after the visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the St. Charles Altar Society, 5024 N. Grove, Warr Acres, Oklahoma 73122.
- Tanner Morrissey
- Seth Morrissey
- Shannon Ulmer
- Delano Colon
- Brett Haydon
- Tim Buethe
- Carson Morrissey, Honorary
- Austin Haydon, Honorary
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, April 9, 2021
Luetta "Lue" Lillian Morrissey
April 10, 2021
Dear Morrissey, Krueger families and friends,
May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep you hearts and minds through faith in Christ Jesus. Amen!
Aunt Luetta was so kind, loving and gentle to all. Whenever we would greet one another, she'd have that great smile, the twinkling in her eyes and truely care how you were doing!
As the Pastors' message was on Easter, through the great times and challenges in our lives, "Give me Jesus!" Amen!
And so it is for all of us too at this tough time, we can say, "Give me Jesus!" Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Amen!
Aunt Luetta, rest in the peace of the Lord! What a FANTASTIC saint, indeed!
Love and miss you all! Blessings! Take care! Ross, Julie, Terri, Alyssa, Ayla and Harley too!
April 8, 2021
I didn't know Ms. Morrissey personally, but I knew OF HER, through her daughter, Debbie Hane. Debbie spoke of her with such love and adoration, I know Ms. Morrissey was a wonderful & faithful woman. I am keeping Debbie and her family in my heart and my prayers through this difficult time. I'm so very glad they got to be with her during her final moments. I think thats what she was hanging on for - to see her sweet daughter and family one more time, to tell them good bye and give hugs.
April 5, 2021
Lue morrissey is and was one of the finest of women outside of my mother, that I will ever know. She was highly regarded in this world and i am sure, of the next. Top of the cream of any crop if you will. Rest in much peace Lue. You will be missed. Love to all her family.