Naomi Smith Morris, 100, of Lebanon, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.


Graveside services for the late Naomi Smith Morris, 100, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Mrs. Morris died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Lebanon, Pa.

Born Oct. 14, 1909, in Henderson, Caroline County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Isaac Newton Smith and Mary Ellen Melvin Smith.

Mrs. Morris graduated from high school at the age of 16 and from Salisbury University two years later in 1928. She taught elementary school in Delaware and later moved to Maytown, Pa. with her husband.

She led a very full and active life and had many interests including reading, crossword puzzles, theater, playing bridge and traveling, which included a visit to England.

Mrs. Morris lived at Cornwall Manor, Cornwall, Pa., for more than 23 years, where she lived independently and had many friends. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2009 with 50 friends and family members and was recently interviewed by the Salisbury State University Alumni Association. The article was published in the spring edition this year.

Mrs. Morris enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, George E. Morris Sr. in 1991; her daughter Emily “Jean” Morris Thompson in 2009; her older sister, Grace Smith Pritchett; and her brother, Isaac Melvin Smith.

Mrs. Morris is survived by two sons and their wives, George E. Jr. and “Molly” Morris of Crescent City, Fla., and Robert S. and Lee Morris of Columbia, S.C.; three granddaughters and the husbands of two, Beth Morris and her friend Pam Fuller, Donna Wilkinson Josefowski and Larry Josefowski, and Nicole Morris Dress and Carl Dress; and two grandsons and the spouse of one, Matthew G. and Janet Morris and Robert L. Morris;

She also is survived by seven great-grandchildren, Kelly Fair, Kathryn and Allison Morris, Robert and Kaitlin Josefowski, Jacob and Eli Dress; and one great-great grandchild, David Fair.

Funeral arrangements are by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.