Katherine “Jean” Evans Morrison
Katherine “Jean” Evans Morrison, 91, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2013. Jean was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Missouri. She had a sharp wit and a ready smile, always looking for the humor in any situation. She attended the University of Kansas City (UMKC) where she met and married John E. (Jack) Morrison. Jack and Jean were married nearly 62 years, working and raising a family in Kansas City. Jean was a loving wife and wonderful mother to their three sons, while still managing to devote time to hobbies like golf, bridge and reading. After their sons were grown, Jean went to work as a Legislative Aide in Jackson County and become involved in the local politics of Independence, MO. Jean was a member of DAR and she and Jack served many years for the Jackson County Historical Society, helping to preserve and promote Independence historical sites. She also volunteered countless hours as a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Independence, working tirelessly to document its rich history. Jean was preceded in death by her husband and her great-granddaughter, Julia. She leaves her sons Doug (Joy) of Liberty, Richard (Valerie) of Lee’s Summit, and Kurt of Independence, as well as seven grandchildren, Joy Linn Seese and Scott, Matthew, Kyle, Ben, Moriah and Savana Morrison and five great-grandchildren, Fletcher, Gracie, Abby, Dexter and Crosby. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 409 North Liberty, Independence with a reception to follow the service. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3846 W 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208.