News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 18, 2012

Annabel Mars Morris


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TERRE HAUTE — Annabel Mars Morris, 96, of Terre Haute, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Greenwood, Ind. She was a retired secretary for the Vigo County School Corporation. Annabel was born Nov. 24, 1915, in Vigo County, to George William Mars and Dessa (Frakes) Mars. She married Ransford Morris, Feb. 17, 1940.

Survivors include daughters, Paula Cooprider and her husband Randy of Bloomington and Kathy Peigh and her husband Damon of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Amy Walker and her husband John, Chris Cooprider and his wife Melissa, Karen Allen and her husband Steve, Carrie Colvin, Erin Carr and her husband Brandon, and April Peigh, the wife of Annabel’s deceased grandson, Joel; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Wilma Harlan and her husband Burch of Terre Haute; and a brother-in-law, George Fleschner. Annabel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ransford, who died March 26, 2000; sisters, Dorline Stuckey and Mary LaDean Roberts; and brother, William George “Jack” Mars; her sisters-in-law, Pauline Holmes and Irene Fleschner; and brother-in-law, Bill Morris.

She was a 1933 graduate of Honey Creek High School and a 1935 graduate of Brown Business College, a member of Prairieton United Methodist Church and also Past Worthy Matron of Prairieton Order of the Eastern Star.

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, from 4 until 7 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, and on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Prairieton United Methodist Church at 12 noon. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor David Lee officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peigh It Forward Foundation.