Mary Morrison


Mary Jane Morrison, 86, of Columbus, passed from this life at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

She will be dearly missed by those who loved her the most; John, Andrew and Heather, as well as her family and friends.

The daughter of Ora and Reba (Smitha) Thurston, Mary Jane was born March 5, 1930, in Columbus, Indiana. She was a graduate of Columbus High School where she and her friends were known as “The Terrible Ten” and they shared lifelong friendships. On October 25, 1953, she married her husband John C. Morrison and they have shared 63 wonderful years together. She worked for 48 years in the real estate business as an abstractor/broker for Columbus Abstract before retiring.

Mary Jane had many interests and hobbies. She especially enjoyed traveling and was able to see some of the most beautiful places in the world. She also enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of the Tri Kappa Bridge-a-Rama where she had Master Points. She was a member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Columbus No. 456 Women of the Moose and also enjoyed meeting with her garden club. Other interests were gourmet cooking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, John; her son, Andrew (Heather) Morrison, of Columbus; her nephew, Jim Simmons of Osh Kosh, Wisconsin; her great-nephew, Solon (Andrea) Simmons; and great-great-nieces, Allesandra and Gabriella Simmons, all of Falls Church, Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Betty Rutan; and her niece, Joan Simmons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through Myers-Reed Chapel to the Salvation Army.

A memorial service in honor of Mary Jane will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th St. with Annette Barnes officiating. Calling will be from 11a.m. until time of service. A memorial ceremony will be during the service by the Sisters of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority. A luncheon and beverages will follow the service at the Columbus Moose Family Center with a private inurnment service at Garland Brook Cemetery for the family at a later time.