Animals Pets 13

Mary Alice (Paxson) Morris

January 16, 1931 ~ October 15, 2021 (age 90)


Mary Alice (Paxson) Morris, 90, of Lacon (formerly of Hennepin) passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Lacon Rehab and Nursing Home (St Joseph’s), Lacon.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021 at Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin.  Fr. Patrick DeMeulemeester officiating.  Cremation rites have been accorded.

The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

She was born on January 16, 1931 in Oak Park, IL to Edwin and Mary (Donlan) Paxson.  She married David E. Morris on March 24, 1951.

Mary graduated from Hennepin High School in 1949.  She worked at Boyle-Goldsmith as legal secretary and as Hennepin Village Clerk.  She enjoyed traveling and visited numerous countries and also enjoyed reading.

Survivors include sons, David (Sherry) Morris of Granville, Brian Morris of Granville, Mike and Pat Morris of Hennepin, Steve Morris of Granville and Kevin (Richelle) Morris of Michigan; sister-in-law, Barbara Paxson of Hennepin and brother-in-law, Phil (Emily) Morris of Amboy.  Also surviving are grandchildren and great-grandchildren and 2 nieces.

Contributions may be made to Putnam County Community Center, Standard or Friends of Strays, Princeton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tim; her husband, David and one brother, Ed “Buzz” Paxson.

Online Condolences may be made to her family at





To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
November 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin


Putnam County Community Center
P.O. Box 208, Standard IL 61363

Friends of Strays
Princeton IL

© 2021 Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy