Joan Morrison


September 18, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Joan Morrison, 83, Moran, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at her home.

She was born April 11, 1929, in Kansas City, Kan., the only child of Earl Geraud and Angie Mae (Hunziker) Schone. Joan attended grade school at Longfellow and Hawthorne schools in Kansas City. 

In 1940 her family moved to Uniontown, where she completed seventh grade through high school. 

Joan graduated as valedictorian from Uniontown High School in 1946. During high school she worked after school and on Saturdays at Stroud’s Grocery in Uniontown. 

Following high school she began working in the office of Key Work Clothes, Inc. in Fort Scott. On Jan. 18, 1953, Joan married Orval Morrison at the First Baptist Church in Uniontown. She worked for Key for almost 20 years and only stopped working there due to their desire to have a family. They made their home on farms near Moran until 1960, when they purchased his parents’ farm northeast of Moran. Joan loved life in the country. In 1966 she began her “temporary part-time” job for Moran Truck Lines, then McAdam companies. This “temporary” job lasted for almost 46 years. Joan worked up until the time of her passing. In 1968 Joan and Orval were blessed with two boys they adopted, Gary and Terry. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Orval, on Aug. 12, 1988. Joan remained on the farm until 1992, when she moved to her current home in Moran. 

Joan’s hobbies included quilting, crocheting and sewing, collecting sewing machines and elephants. Joan was very civic minded and served on numerous committees and boards, including serving as treasurer of USD 256’s school board and Marmaton Township. 

She was a member of the Baptist Church, a dedicated member of the Republican Party, a member of the Morion Chapter 167, Order of Eastern Star. In Joan’s words: she enjoyed her life and always thought she could do anything she set her mind to.

She is survived by her two sons, Gary Morrison, Wyandotte, Okla., and Terry Morrison and wife, Sue, Garnett; seven grandchildren, Amber, Ernest and Alan and Hunter, Benjamin, Valerie and Kayla; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carol Bess Olsen; her extended family, the McAdams; and several other family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Moran. 

Burial will follow in the Moran Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at


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