OBITUARY

Ronnie Bert Morris

December 26, 1938January 30, 2019

Ronnie B. Morris, 80, of Columbus, passed from this life at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Mr. Morris was born December 26, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Bert R. and Dorothy (Kinzig) Morris. He married Faye Ann Thomas June 29, 1958 at Centenary Methodist Church, Lebanon, IN.

Ron graduated from Lebanon High School in 1957 and then attended Lain Technical Institute. During the Berlin Crisis in 1961, he was drafted for two years into the US Army. He and Faye Ann lived in France for 18 months until his Army discharge. He then continued his architectural studies at the University of Cincinnati and received his license in 1973. He continued practicing architecture until 1977 when he joined Cummins Engine Company as an Architectural Design Manager. For the next 13 years, he led many building projects at Cummins, concluding his time there as Architectural Design Director in 1990. In 1990, he continued his career at Rohm and Haas Company, Philadelphia, PA as the staff / corporate architect. He retired in 1999 and moved back to Columbus to be close to family.

He and his wife participated in the Columbus Farmers’ Market for several years. Faye Ann painted contemporary artwork and Ron helped organize and stage her artwork in refreshing style.

Ron was a loving father to their four sons, had great pride in their many grandchildren, and was fiercely devoted and loving to his wife, Faye Ann.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Faye Ann; sons, Ronnie Morris of Bangkok, Thailand, Scott (Teresa) Morris of Nashville, Jay (Beth) Morris of Trafalgar, and Dean (Lindsey) Morris of Indianapolis; a sister, Sallie Nelson of Texas; and grandchildren, Melanie Morris, Taryn Sims, Blaine Sims, Emily Morris, Will Morris, Casey Morris, Ethan Morris, Logan Morris, Maddox Morris, and Jaxson Morris.

Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharon Dick; and a daughter-in-law, Kewalin “Jokey” Morris.

A private graveside memorial service will be held at Garland Brook Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials in Ronnie’s name are suggested to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.Myers-Reed.com.

Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Morris family.

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REMEMBERING

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Keith Garverich

February 14, 2019

I just received Ronnie's OBIT yesterday. Ronnie and I worked together at Rohm and Haas for many years. He was always a super helper on my many construction projects. He was such a gentleman and I will miss him and remember our many discussions.

Norman Baugher

February 13, 2019

I knew Faye Ann but not Ron in art school. Or paths diverged afterward until Facebook reintroduced us, for which I am grateful. It was through Facebook that I also learned, belatedly of Ron's death. I was shocked, was and am saddened. I am very sorry.

Jim Fulton

February 12, 2019

Dear Faye Ann,

I am so sorry to learn of Ron's passing. I worked with Ron at Rohm and Haas in an adjacent office. I greatly admired him both professionally and personally. He was a joy to know. I am thankful that he wanted to stay in touch after his retirement. I will miss him.

Jim Fulton

Reno Runck

February 12, 2019

Dear Faye Ann, Memories from the 1960s, thank you for helping me get through the first 2 years of Architecture at UC. Renny

MOMMA TEE ANDREWS

February 10, 2019

I LOVE MY ONLY REMANING LIVING UNCLE RONNIOE MORRIS; UNTILL HE EARNED HIS WINGS AND FLE AWAY-NO MORE PAIN NO MORE SUFFERING...NO MORE INDIGNATIES...
I AM SO THANKFUL THAT MY FRIEND MARILYN TOOK ME TO COL;UMBUS TO SEE HIM IN THE HOSPITAL;H E KNEW I WAS THERE- HE RESPONDED TO MY TOUCH KEPT HOLDING MY HANDS TIGHT; WHEN I HAD TO RELEASE MY HANDS HE WOULD FLAIL HIS RIGHT HAND LOOKING FOR ME...MARILYN AND I PRAYED FOR HIM ANDF I SANG SONGS TO HIM; HE KIND OF TILTED HIS HEAD TOWARDS ME..THE NURSES ALSO SAW HOW HE RESPONDFED TO ME....THANKL YOU JESUS FOR THIS PRECIOUS VISIT.,..,.MUCH LOVE, COUSIN TEE ANDREWS & SALLIE NELSON-SISTER TO RONN IE.... & COUSINS M ATT ANDREWS & M ORRIGAN ANDREWS...

MOMMA TEE ANDREWS

February 10, 2019

I LOVE MY ONLY REMANING LIVING UNCLE RONNIOE MORRIS; UNTILL HE EARNED HIS WINGS AND FLE AWAY-NO MORE PAIN NO MORE SUFFERING...NO MORE INDIGNATIES...
I AM SO THANKFUL THAT MY FRIEND MARILYN TOOK ME TO COL;UMBUS TO SEE HIM IN THE HOSPITAL;H E KNEW I WAS THERE- HE RESPONDED TO MY TOUCH KEPT HOLDING MY HANDS TIGHT; WHEN I HAD TO RELEASE MY HANDS HE WOULD FLAIL HIS RIGHT HAND LOOKING FOR ME...MARILYN AND I PRAYED FOR HIM ANDF I SANG SONGS TO HIM; HE KIND OF TILTED HIS HEAD TOWARDS ME..THE NURSES ALSO SAW HOW HE RESPONDFED TO ME....THANKL YOU JESUS FOR THIS PRECIOUS VISIT.,..,.MUCH LOVE, COUSIN TEE ANDREWS & SALLIE NELSON-SISTER TO RONN IE.... & COUSINS M ATT ANDREWS & M ORRIGAN ANDREWS...

Sallie Lou Morris Nelson

February 10, 2019

To my nephews, Ronnie B, Jay, Scott, and Dean

I just found this on my computer. Sorry it is late but want you to know how saddened I am -----I know your dad and my brother is now safe in the hands of Jesus. God bless you all and know each day your dad is in my thoughts. And know I, as his sister knows how he played the drums and the buddies he had as a kid-playing at the Race in Logansport, selling pop at the basketball games.
Hope you boys know what a wonderful father you had. God bless you all. Love Aunt Sallie

Jerry Day

February 2, 2019

Dear Jay, Beth, Emily, and Will,

We saw where your father and grandfather passed away, and we want to express our sympathy and we have prayed for comfort for you and your family at this difficult time. May God's abiding presence be with you!

Jerry and Shirley Day

Rolf Scholz

February 1, 2019

I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Ron Morris whom I had the pleasure to know and work with in the 1980s at Cummins Engine Company.
Ron was instrumental in the interior design of the new Cummins Corporate Office Building (COB) downtown, and my co-workers and I consulted with him and his staff many times about the details of our office spaces. Ron was always helpful and listened to our wishes which he then had to reconcile with the directives of his bosses.
Ron was a dedicated professional who knew his metier and worked cooperatively with us tenants of the new COB. I will keep a fond memory of Ron

Nancy and John Beachler

January 31, 2019

Faye and family, We are saddened to hear of Ron's passing. We are cousins by our dads being brothers. Ron and I have been connected through facebook for the last couple of years. It has been nice catching up and seeing each other and our families by sharing pictures and comments with each other. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ron was so proud of his family and I'm sure you have wonderful memories to share. We pray that God will comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you as you go through this difficult time. John and Nancy (Morris) Beachler

FROM THE FAMILY