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Virginia ‘Ginny’ Morris Perry

Published: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 12:31 p.m. CDT

Virginia “Ginny” Morris, 78, of Perry died Nov. 30, 2012, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Perry Bible Church. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Carris Funeral Home, 1721 Park St., Perry, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to Perry Bible Church or Rowley Memorial Masonic Home and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Virginia “Ginny” Ann Morris, daughter of Nellie (Shaffer) and Clarence Austin, was born May 6, 1934, in Clearfield.

Ginny attended Diagonal High School and graduated in 1952. She then attended Southwestern Community College.

On April 28, 1955, Ginny married Charles Edward Morris.

Ginny worked at various jobs throughout her life, including a telephone operator in Creston for four years, Goldstein Chapman’s and Pamida in Omaha, Neb., and Foreign Candy Company in Hull. She also taught square dance lessons.

In later years, she volunteered for the church and Rowley Memorial Masonic Home.

Ginny was a member of Perry Bible Church.

Ginny is survived by her husband Chuck Morris of Perry; daughter Kelly Morris of West Des Moines; brothers, Charles (Carol) Austin of Vinita, Okla., and Tom (Liane) Austin of Des Moines; sister-in-law Bessie Austin of Diagonal; and several nieces and nephews.

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents and brother Eddie Austin.

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