Lawrence “Russell” Morse
Lawrence “Russell” Morse, 96, passed away Sunday May 30, 2021 at Kansas City Hospice House.
Russell was born in Kansas City, MO on July 9, 1924 to William Lawrence and Lougenia (Henre) Morse. He grew up in Kansas City, KS graduating from Wyandotte High School in 1942.
In 1951 he went back to school and received Associate Degree in Accounting
Russell has worked for Bendix Corporation, but primarily for the original Cramer Posture Chair Company.
He loved plants and was a lifelong gardener. He had a gorgeous backyard including a large koi pond and a upper smaller pond for tropical fish. Russell’s yard was on the Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City Tour and they honored him many times by having his pond and garden on the cover of the magazine.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and “Jennie” Morse, his brother William “Earl” Morse, and sister Beverly Drake, nephews Terry Morse and Gary Morse.
He is survived by nephews Larry Morse and wife Angela of Raymore, MO; Kyle Drake and wife Cindy of Cleveland, MO; Scot Morse of Gardner, KS; nieces LaRissa Morse of Shawnee, KS; Jennifer Drake and husband Mark Dotson of Tucson, AZ; Great nieces and nephews Ryan Drake, Brent Drake, Leslie Parks, Tyler Morse, Rusty Morse, Alyssa Schmidt, Grant Morse, Lexi Morse, Kayla Owens and Chloe Morse. Great-great nieces and nephews, Holly and Chloe Parks, Theodore and Daniel Schmidt, and many cherished friends. He will be missed by all that knew him.
A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 22016 State Route D, Cleveland, MO beginning at 2 pm.