Vera V. Morris
Vera Vivan Morris, age 103, a resident of Gages Lake/ Wildwood passed away on September 13, 2022 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on September 25, 1919 in Chicago to Arthur Kepler and Mary (nee Jessop) Kepler. Vera was smart, social, kind and adventurous. She always believed in doing things well. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved living in Gages Lakes (the country) and raised her family there. She liked elegance, but never exceeded the budget. Although she belonged to many organizations, her focus was on being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She was an excellent seamstress. Vera insisted on balanced meals and she lived a long, positive life of one hundred three years.Vera loved to dance and organized a ballroom dance club with neighbors. She like to swim. She enjoyed teaching piano for most of her life. Vera wrote poems for greeting cards sent to friends and family. She wrote songs for dance classes where she played piano for more than twenty years. In high school Vera belonged to Green Street Church of Chicago. She participated in youth group theater productions. She also belonged to an Equestrian club and an Aviators club for girls. In Lake County she was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Girl Scout Board of Lake County, and a Cub Scout leader. As a member of United Protestant Church of Grayslake for about seventy-seven years she served as Sunday school teacher, member of 4Cer’s, and the Memorial Fund committee. Vera was a book keeper for the Lake County Department of Special Education. She and Don belonged to the neighborhood treasure hunt committee that invented many challenges for people in Lake County area for several years. Vera is survived by her children, Donna of Oak Park and Dean (Marcia) of Wilmot, WI; her 9 grandchildren; her 15 great grandchildren; her 6 great great grandchildren; and 1 great great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, H. Don Morris; her daughter, Jeri Jean (nee Morris) Becker; her brother, Arthur Kepler; and her sister, Betty Jean (nee Keple) Happ. A funeral service will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 12:00pm. A visitation will be held on Thursday at the funeral chapel from 11am until the time of service. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or United Protestant Church of Grayslake. For more information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org.