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Sue A. Morris

Born:            Wednesday, 17th of November 1920
Died:            Tuesday, 4th of June 2019
Interred:       Monday, 10th of June 2019

 

   Sue Morris , age 98 of Festus, Mo., died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
  
   Sue was born in St. Peters, Mo. to Julius and Elizabeth (Miller) Chappue on November 17, 1920, and was the youngest of eleven children. Sue was the proprietor of Caveland Roller Rink in Festus, Mo. from 1959 " 1985. She had five children by blood and hundreds, or perhaps thousands, from the roller rink. It is unknown how many young people "worked" for "Mom" at the rink because if you came without enough she gave you a job and let you skate. You learned that if you misbehaved or did not perform your duties properly you would lose your privileges and no one wanted to lose those at the "Cave" or disappoint Sue. Many a night she would wait for parents to arrive to pick up their children and then finally load the car and start her trek around town to get everyone home. Sue created a safe outlet for youth of the area with roller skating, putting on plays, booking concerts and dances, birthday parties, and supporting groups in need through use of the rink. She even provided an occasional night off for parents hosting all-night locked-in skating. It was never about the business, but always about the needs and positive effect she could have on the children she could reach. To Sue every person had equal worth and deserved equal respect. A saying in her kitchen sums it up, "There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't met."
  
   Sue is survived by her adoring family of four daughters, Sherri DeRousse (Andy Guti), Terri Talley (Gary), Cindy Beger (John), and Kim Morris; and one son, Jim Morris (Vicky); three grandchildren, Sarah Frampton (Tristan), Heather Beger (Dustin Duong), and Mason Morris; and two great grandchildren, Tristan and Tallis Frampton; and her sister-in-law, Vera Chappue.
  
   In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her former husband Roland Morris; brothers Julius Chappue, Sylvester Chappue, Edward (Ruby) Chappue, Arthur Chappue, Kermit Chappue, Robert (Gertrude) Chappue and Joseph "Bud" (Betty) Chappue; sisters Violet (Lloyd) Hogan, Agnes Chappue, Ileen (Ike) Keith.
  
   Viewing will be at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held at Vinyard Funeral Home with the Reverend Mindy Kiepe officiating, on Monday at 2:00 P.M. followed by interment at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City, Missouri.
  
   Memorials are suggested to Ozark Actors Theatre, The Nature Conservancy, or your chosen Veterans organization. We will carry her with us in our hearts and honor her memory by sharing her love and respect for others and nature.
  

Missouri
Festus, Missouri
Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City