Wood Funeral Home


Evelyn M. (Morris) Orr

September 14, 1941July 9, 2021

Evelyn M. (Morris) Orr, 79, of Branchville, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at Newton Medical Center. Evelyn was born and raised in Frankford Township and was a lifelong resident of Branchville. She was a graduate of Newton High School, class of 1959. Evelyn continued her education at Wilfred Beauty Academy graduating in 1961. She was employed by Selective Insurance Co. of Branchville and the Marian E. McKeown School as a teacher’s aide. Evelyn also assisted her husband in his accounting business for the past 45 years. Evelyn was the greatest wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. If you were lucky enough in life to eat at meal at her table you were truly blessed by the experience. She was an outstanding cook and was always available by phone to answer a recipe question. Evelyn had passion for reading and would finish 3 books a week. She loved birds and butterflies, she watched them every day. She had a beautiful smile and great sense of humor. Evelyn was a member of the United Methodist Church of Branchville and the Frankford Seniors. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Grace Morris; her son, Eric M. Orr; and her brother, Donald Morris. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, E. Jerome Orr; her son, Kyle B. Orr; four cherished grandchildren, Zachary P. Orr (Kristin), Caleb E. Orr (Halee), Hannah E. Orr and Samuel J. Orr; one great-grandson, Levi B. Orr; and two sisters, Gladys Lantz (Jim), and Linda Lawson (Bob). Evelyn is also survived by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marilyn Morris, Wayne and Lydia Orr, Deborah and Brian McCann, and Kathryn Orr; along with many nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation will be held from 9 to 11 am on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the United Methodist Church of Branchville, 8 Broad St., Branchville, NJ, followed by a memorial service at 11am. Contributions in Evelyn's memory may be made to the United Methodist Church of Branchville, PO Box 509, Branchville, NJ 07826 or to Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Branchville, NJ 07826 or Frankford Fire Department, PO Box 419, Augusta, NJ 07822.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, Branchville, NJ. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Alfred & Grace Morris, Parents (deceased)
  • Eric M. Orr, Son (deceased)
  • Donald Morris, Brother (deceased)
  • E. Jerome Orr, Husband
  • Kyle B. Orr, Son
  • Zachary P. Orr (Kristin), Grandchild
  • Caleb E. Orr (Halee), Grandchild
  • Hannah E. Orr, Grandchild
  • Samuel J. Orr, Grandchild
  • Levi B. Orr, Great-Grandchild
  • Gladys Lantz (Jim), Sister
  • Linda Lawson (Bob), Sister
  • Survived by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marilyn Morris, Wayne and Lydia Orr, Deborah and Brian McCann, and Kathryn Orr.
    Many nieces and nephews.

  • United Methodist Church of Branchville


  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 17, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 17, 2021


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Lillian Doty

July 13, 2021

Loved visiting at Evelyn's parents house with Evelyn and her siblings. So many childhood memories with her.

Sandra Fasciana

July 12, 2021

Dear Mr. Orr and Kyle,
I will never forget the sweetness and kindness of Mrs. Orr. Always with a smile and hi. I will miss her dearly. I cant imagine your loss nor know what to say to you. The only thing I can say is know she will be forever in your heart. And that I am very sorry for your loss.

Sandra G. Steffy Fasciana
Branchville, NJ

Diane Pace

July 12, 2021

So sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. Loved working with her at McKeown School. Many memories shared about Branchville and our mutual wedding date, same year and day! Love and prayers go out to the family! 🙏❤️

Eleanor Gromlich

July 11, 2021

Dear Jerome and your Family,
I totally understand the sorrows you are feeling right now.
I understand the joy she is experiencing now, too.
You are a strong family and God will bring you all through it.
My prayer is for your daily guidance in this New life as it has so suddenly turned into.
Eleanor Gromlich
Hamburg, Pennsylvania