Katherine's Story

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CUMBERLAND Katherine Shirley Morris, 82, of Cumberland, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Cumberland. She was the daughter of Harlon Ashby Harper and Cleona Dicken Harper Lewis. She was preceded in death by her loving mother, Celona Dicken Harper Lewis; father, Harlon Ashby Harper and wife, Mary Ellen Harper; her premie babies, Loretta Kay, Mark, Steven, David Lee, and Chrystal Angel; three miscarriages; three great-grandbabies; one great-grandbaby; sister, Norma Jean Morris; and infant baby brother, Raymond.
Surviving is her loving husband of 64 years, Francis Eugene Morris; daughter, Vicki Inglish and husband, Jay of Potomac Park; son, Wayne Morris and wife, Diane of Oldtown; daughter, Janet Wellmon and husband, Doug of Concord, N.C.; daughter, Karen Lancaster and husband, Dave of Ellerslie; daughter, Patty Fink and husband, Mike of Rawlings. Her children went on to provide her with 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren, for a total of 58 (and growing). She is also survived by three brothers, Harlon Harper and wife Barbara, Charles D. Harper and wife, Jennifer, Carlton D. Harper, all of Front Royal, Va.; and three sisters, Dorothy Crawford, Ella Mae Harper-Mueller, both of Front Royal, and Nola Simpson and husband, Larry of Sevierville, Tenn.
Proverbs 31 describes the wonderful woman she truly was. Her love and servants heart was beyond measure. Always giving and doing for others. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The awesome woman she was has made each of us who we are today. We will always cherish the memories and love she gave to us. She will always be in our hearts.
Pallbearers will be her six grandsons, Jason Inglish, Bryan Inglish, Brandon Inglish, Bryan Morris, Steven Morris, and Aaron Lancaster.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Chapel Hill Christian Fellowship, 16 Virginia Ave., Cumberland.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.
Published on October 18, 2017
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