Archive for Friday, May 29, 1998


May 29, 1998


— Graveside services for Fred S. Morse, 82, DeSoto, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at DeSoto Cemetery.

Mr. Morse died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at his home.

He was born May 27, 1916, in Lawrence, the son of Ralph and Beatrice Morse. A graduate of DeSoto High School, he started farming as a boy with his father. He later owned and operated Riverview Farms and was also a produce shipper.

He was a member of the Kansas Fruit and Vegetable Assn., and a past member of the DeSoto School Board.

He married Leona Fears Morse. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons, Paul, Edgerton, and Ted, DeSoto; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner.

The family suggests memorials to Olathe Hospice, which may be sent in care of the Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner 66030.

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