WESTERVILLE — Marjorie C. Morss, 92, of Westerville, died Oct. 19, 2017. She was born in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania, to Lorenzo and Nellie (Turner) Craig. She graduated from Grove City College (Pa.), where she majored in Latin and Spanish. After teaching for a short time, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where in 1951 she met and married Robert D. Morss of London, England. They raised their three children mainly near Worthington, Ohio, where the family lived for many years in an old farmhouse at the edge of a retired apple orchard.

Marjorie was an excellent cook, baker, seamstress, pianist, and violinist. For 17 years, both before after she became a widow in 1971, she thrived as an assistant librarian at the Westerville Public Library. A prime achievement was starting and managing the library’s first computerized circulation system. Her life was not without adventures. In her early 30s, in Chicago, she was part of an entourage of models who took part in an outing and photo shoot with Clark Gable. During her second singlehood she traveled to England, Hawaii, and Jamaica, where she hiked in the Blue Mountains and overnighted in youth hostels. Marjorie was a loving mother. She was admired by many as a resourceful, self-reliant, caring, and creative person. She resided in Clintonville and then in Mount Vernon, in the 1990s, before returning to Worthington.

She is survived by her daughter, Martha Morss (Jeff Putnam) of Mount Vernon and younger son, Robert D. Morss (Kathleen Whalin) of Sanford, Maine; daughter-in-law, Betty Morss of Columbus; grandsons, Matthew Morss (Kristen Keane) of Cincinnati and Ethan Morss (Geraldine Diver) of Seattle; great-grandson, Ezra Diver-Morss; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and her older son, Mark F. Morss; brothers, Lorenzo Craig, Jr., G. Turner Craig, and Donald G. Craig; and special friend and companion, Melvin Barrett.

Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery near Sandy Lake.

 

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