Richard L. Morrison, 69 years of age, of Liberty, passed away at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Sunday afternoon, February 19, 2017. He was born on May 1, 1947 at Pawnee City, NE to Hubert and Betty (Crosier) Morrison, and graduated from Barneston High School. Richard and Mary Lou Obermeyer were married on March 24, 1968. He was an active member of the Mission Creek Presbyterian Church and had served as clerk of the session for 40 years; former member of the Farm Bureau, and Beattie Coop board of directors. Richard enjoyed playing cards, bowling, creating stained glass artwork, working on computers, brain teaser puzzles, and attending his family’s activities.
Survivors include his wife Mary Lou; son Jeff Morrison and wife April of Lincoln; daughter Rachell Morrison and special friend Dan Simmons of Stansbury, MO; 4 grandchildren David Morrison and wife Claire of Elm Creek, Jennifer Morrison of Denver, Joshua Morrison and Amber Morrison of Lincoln; brother Larry Morrison and wife Renee and sister Marcia Michaelson and husband Tom, all of Lincoln; mother in law Fern Obermeyer of Marysville; brothers in law Dean Obermeyer and wife Denise of New Mexico, and Mark Obermeyer and wife Carol of Waterville, KS; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Betty (Crosier) Morrison; his grandparents; and father in law Dale Obermeyer.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Mission Creek Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jim McNeal officiating. His body has been donated to science, so there will be no viewing, but a register book will be available at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore Thursday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The family will greet family and friends Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 at the church. Private family burial of his ashes will be held at a later date at the Mission Creek Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 10:45 AM Friday at the church. A memorial has been established to the Nebraska Medicine Cardiology Patient Assistance program at UNMC with the funeral home in charge. Sign Richard’s online guest book and watch his video tribute when completed at www.ghchapel.com.
These services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.