Name: Lela E. REICHARD
Birth: 9 MAR 1914 in Delphos, Ottawa Co., KS
Death: 27 SEP 2003 in Hillsboro, Washington Co., OR
Graveside services and interment for Lela E. Morris, 89, Hillsboro, OR, formerly of Garnett, were Friday, October 3, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, KS, with Rev. Elvin Dillard officiating. Mrs. Morris died Saturday, September 27, at Evergreen Nursing Home, Hillsboro, OR.
Lela E. Morris was born March 9, 1914, at Delphos, KS, the daughter of Jacob Albert and Ida Francis (Burnette) Reichard. She grew up in Minneapolis, KS. She graduated from Minneapolis High School with the Class of 1932.
Lela and Dale Acklin were married October 6, 1939, at Salina, KS. After her marriage, they moved to the family farm near Garnett, and to Oregon in the 1950's. He preceded her in death in 1961. On September 17, 1965, she was united in marriage with Walter John Morris in Anchorage, AK. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Lela was an employee of J.C. Penney's for much of her working life. She was the head bookkeeper for J.C. Penney's in Ottawa, KS, Garnett, Hillsboro, OR, and Anchorage, AK.
Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husbands, Dale Acklin and Walter John Morris; her parents, Jacob Albert and Ida Francis Reichard; her daughter, Beverly Jean Acklin-Gustaffon; her son, Larry Larue Acklin; and her brothers, Wayne Reichard and Guy Reichard.
Eula is survived by her grandsons, David Acklin, Vancouver, WA, Michael Ratzlaff, and Kevin Ratzlaff, Fort Collins, CO; her great-grandchildren, Jonothan Ratzlaff and Sarah Ratzlaff; her nieces, Betty Sullivan, Elaine Gilliland, and Jean Higbie; and her nephews, Doyle Reichard, Albert Reichard, and Dale Reichard.
Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa, KS, was in charge of arrangements.
--- The Advocate, Oct. 8, 2003
Father: Jacob Albert REICHARD
Mother: Ida Frances BURNETTE
Dale Gurdette ACKLIN b: 28 MAR 1905 in Nodaway Co., MO
6 OCT 1939
in Salina, Saline Co., KS
- Beverly Jean ACKLIN b: 20 AUG 1941
- Larry Larue ACKLIN b: 9 AUG 1944
Walter John MORRIS
17 SEP 1965
in Anchorage, AK