CEDAR FALLS -- The Rev. Milo E. Morris, 85, of Cedar Falls and longtime Iowa United Methodist minister, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at the Martin Center of the Western Home Communities.
He was born Sep. 12, 1920, in Arlington, Wash., son of Henry L. and Bertha Putnam Morris and was raised on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains north of Seattle. He received his bachelor's degree from Seattle Pacific College and his Bachelor of divinity degree from then Drake University's School of Theology.
He was united in marriage to Carol Elaine Love of Boone on June 23, 1943. Together they raised five sons and served churches in Sedro Wooley, Wash., and in Iowa in Newton, Carlisle, Norwalk/Linn Grove, Des Moines Immanuel, Le Mars/Seney, Waterloo FUMC, Oskaloosa, New Hartford, Shell Rock and Brandon/Mt. Auburn. He last served as visitation pastor for the Cedar Falls FUMC.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Carol; five sons, Weston (Sandra) of Crown Point, Ind., Stephen (Lynn) of Ankeny, Douglas (Sally) of Santee, Calif., Ronald (Mary) of Le Mars and James (Jayne) of Waterloo; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Milton and Darrell; and a sister, Dorothy.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls, with burial at 2 p.m. in Linwood Cemetery, Boone. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, Waterloo, and at the church for an hour before services on Friday.