Joanna Sue (Dickey) Morris

Born: Fri., Jan. 17, 1947
Died: Mon., Aug. 9, 2021


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 11, 2021
Location: Brown- Mack Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Aug. 12, 2021
Location: Brown- Mack Funeral Home

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Joanna Sue Dickey Morris, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on January 17, 1947, in Clinton and grew up in Montezuma.  Her parents were Mary Josephine (Martin) Bennett and Dallas Harrison Dickey.
Sue is preceded in death by her three half-brothers, Paul Bennett. Jack Bennett, and Bill Bennett; two half-sisters, Jean Bennett Hubbard and Mary Dickey Hall.
Sue attended Montezuma Schools and graduated in 1965.  Sue enrolled in Indiana State University’s School of Nursing and graduated in 1969 as a Registered Nurse. In her Senior Year, she married John Morris, also from Montezuma.  After graduation from ISU she worked as an RN at Union Hospital.  In 1972 they moved to Anderson, Indiana where she worked for 20 years at St. John’s Hospital in the coronary care unit, ICU, and later as evening supervisor.
She taught nursing classes at Ivy Tech in Anderson, Muncie, and at the Purdue Extension at Anderson University.  Sue attended IUPUI in Indianapolis for IU Nursing School’s Nurse Practitioner program…After graduation, she worked at the Student Health Center and the Women’s Health Center at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana for 10 years.  She continued to teach at Ivy Tech in their nursing program and was a preceptor for nurses taking Ball State’s Nurse Practitioner courses.  As a nurse practitioner student, she worked at an Aids clinic in Indianapolis and the RDC in Plainfield.  While she was a Nurse practitioner, she ran a clinic for St. John’s at the Anderson Horse Park for the workers that handled the horses for the trotters and pacer owners.  She retired in 2007 when diagnosed with dementia and she and her husband moved back to Montezuma.
Sue is survived by her husband John and daughter Shelby of Montezuma and her sons, Matt of Anderson and Jeremy of Indianapolis.  She also is survived by several grandchildren.
Visitation for Sue will be on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 4 to 8 pm at Brown-Mack Funeral Home in Montezuma.  Funeral services will be on Thursday at 1 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Larry Morris
   Posted Tue August 10, 2021

Blooming Blues was sent by Larry.

Dearest Sympathy Chad and Stephanie, Stephanie and Ray Jobson, Ashley, Jeff, Larry and Kate

jonathan skillman
   Posted Tue August 10, 2021

Deluxe Dish Garden was sent by Ray Skillman Chevrolet.

Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you at this time. Hugs from your Ray Skillman Chevrolet Family.

Ruby Watts Stultz
   Posted Tue August 10, 2021
I went to school in Montezuma with Sue.
A wonderful person with a big heart.

Barbara Fields Keller
   Posted Tue August 10, 2021
May God give you peace & comfort in your loss of Sue. As I read her obituary,I thought what an amazing life she had! Take care- Sincerely Barb

Richard Brown
   Posted Wed August 11, 2021
Dear Sue, Although I've not seen you for many years I continue to hold you in my circle of closest friends: those whom I've known since childhood. From grade school to high school graduation our group stayed connected. Your life after college was a study in success as you advanced to become a nurse instructor and worked in some specialty areas, including AIDS. There is no higher calling than to help others, and that is how you devoted your life. I am proud to have known you. John, I know what a loss you've experienced. Fifty-two years of marriage is a bond like no other. I hope you can take comfort from that loving life and in memories of the wonderful person who lived it with you.


Jan Bronnenberg RN
   Posted Wed August 11, 2021
On behalf of the St. Vincent Anderson Nursing Honor Guard, we want to express our sincere condolences to the family of Joanna Morris. We are sure that her light will continue to shine through the lives of those patients she touched in her chosen profession.

Louwanna Wallace
   Posted Fri August 13, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Getting to know & care for Joanna & your family was a privilege. I hope you find comfort in your memories & knowing she was so loved & well cared after her difficult diagnosis. My sincere sympathies to all of you.

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