October 22, 2020
Genevieve Ann (Hruza) Morris, 86, died Sunday. She was a resident of the Minneapolis Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1934, in Edgemont, S.D., to John and Elizabeth (Wiles) Hruza.
She and Norman Morris were united in marriage on April 1, 1952, at Burr Oak. She was an early elementary teacher throughout most of her life.
After their marriage, the army sent Norman to Korea and Genevieve began earning her teaching certificate at Fort Hays. In 1953, her teaching career began in a one room schoolhouse near Burr Oak. She then taught at the public grade school in Burr Oak. Next was Valley View School near Superior. Valley View closed and she taught at Hardy. She and Norman moved to Minden where she worked as a secretary at Pioneer Village. She missed children and teaching, so she went to McPherson College to complete her full degree. She began her new teaching career in Lindsay Nebraska Catholic Schools. She finished her teaching career in Osborne and retired in 1995. She then moved to Minneapolis to be closer to her son, Duane, and his family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth Hruza; her husband, Norman Morris; her brother Laverne Hruza; and her sister, Mary Lou Tooch.
Survivors are her brother, Joy Hruza of Salina, son, Duane Morris of Minneapolis; two grandsons, Justin Morris of Longview, Texas; Jarod Morris of Bethany, Okla.; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Araveside service will be at 2 p.m., today (Thursday) at the Burr Oak Cemetery.