Date: Graveside Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Ft. Leonard Wood State Veterans Cemetery, 25350 Hwy H, Waynesville, MO
Ft. Leonard Wood State Veterans Cemetery, Waynesville, MO
Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family
Anita Kay Morrison of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at her home on Monday, March 11, 2019, having reached the age of sixty-five years, nine months and twenty-eight days. Anita was born in St. Charles, MO, on May 13, 1953, daughter of Wayne Erwin Tuepker and Shirley Mae Florence Tuepker nee Gilmore. As a young woman, she was united in marriage and blessed to have two daughters.
Anita is survived by her daughters, Jessica Jane Durben and husband, Chris, of New Port News, VA and Amanda Renee Price of Labadie, MO; by one grandson, Jaxson Durben of Newport News; by three sisters, Mary Jo Highfill of St. Clair, MO, Cynthia Renee Kennedy and husband, John, of St. Louis, MO and Tracy M. Buck and husband, Carl, of Foristell, MO; by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Shirley Tuepker.
Anita was a Christian, believing in the Lord as her Savior. She was proud to have served her country in the United States Army, entering March 11, 1976 and receiving her honorable discharge on March 10, 1980. Anita had furthered her education, receiving her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse and during her working years, had been employed by the Missouri Mental Health Association in St. Louis, MO.
Anita was a gifted artist and enjoyed painting, sketching, sculpting in clay and many other crafts. She was avid reader and a talented seamstress. Anita was a kind and caring lady with a love for animals. Her beloved Chihuahua dogs were her constant companions and she never let any stray dog go hungry. She also enjoyed keeping tropical fish. Nothing made her happier than the time she spent with her children, grandson and sisters. Many wonderful memories have been created and will never be forgotten.
A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Committal services were held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Ft. Leonard Wood State Veterans Cemetery in Waynesville, MO. Memorials may be made to the family. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.