Jeanne Morris (2018-12-12 18:06:13)

(Jivin) Jeanne Morris, the only child of John Carl Hankey and Anna Cecilia Wall of Greensburg PA, made her grand entrance into this life June 9, 1922 and has been running at full speed and half height ever since.

Growing up in Greensburg afforded her many opportunities for mischief up to and throughout her high school years. In 1946 she met her lifelong love, H.V. Morris; they married in 1947, and have shared those 71 years with love, faith, hope, family. . and abandon! Boone became their stomping ground almost 25 years ago.

Family, work and school all connected in her life. She received her BS and MSEd from the University of Louisville. For more than 30 years, many, many kids in the Jefferson County (KY) School System understood her iron rule, both in the classroom and from the Principals office.
No one got by her! Including 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

After retirement she was the go to Gamms. Go to amusement parks with the grandkids? Sure! Go to Italy? Give me 5 minutes to pack and how many suitcases can I bring. Go shopping? How soon do we leave and where are my coupons? Go play Bridge? Where, when and how often? Call me anytime! Then there was Second Wednesday Club at St. Elizabeth
and the Red Hats ladies and Worthwhile Womens Club and Newcomers . . . . her calendar was often overbooked.

She made a statement wherever she went: 15 years of annual Girls Trips to the beach with daughters and granddaughter. She was a young 80 when those started, but was in the ocean every year (Photographic evidence available). There was white water rafting in the Nolichucky at 78, and
many trips tubing down the New River with daughter and son-in-law, beer tube in tow. How about para-sailing at Myrtle Beach at 84? Or zip-lining
at 92? No I cant was not in her vocabulary. Even at 96, for Fun Size everything was delightfully possible!

She is so very sadly missed by H.V. her husband and sweetheart of 71 years, daughters Karen Solomon (Steve) of Louisville, KY and Colleen
Brudzinski (George) of Todd, NC., grandchildren Larry Gatti (Meg), Julia Miller (John), Geof Gatti and Ron Fox (Jennifer), all of Louisville,
great-grandchildren Ben and Avery Gatti, Cara Miller, all of Louisville.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church on Friday at 1:00 pm. Prior to Mass, at 11:30, the family will meet with friends
in the Parish Hall of the Church. A private burial will follow Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country Church,
259 Pilgrims Way, Boone, NC 28607 or a charity of your choice will be appreciated.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Morris family.