Pickering Funeral Home
403 N. Western, Mexico, Missouri 65265
Phone 888-581-3207 or 573-581-3207

   Betty Frances (Barnett) Morris, 80, of Auxvasse, died Saturday October 28, 2017, at SSM St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain in Mexico.

   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday November 2, 2017, at Grand Prairie Baptist Church in Auxvasse.  Visitation will be from 9-11 at the church.  Interment will be at the Auxvasse Cemetery.  Pickering Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

   Betty was born December 17, 1936, in Salem, Arkansas, the daughter of John H. Barnett and Addie (Kelly) Barnett.  Betty married Earl Rogers in 1954.  He preceded her in death.  She then married Orville Morris in November of 1975.  He preceded her in death.

   Betty grew up in the Salem, Arkansas area. She was the youngest of nine children.  Seven of her siblings precede her in death.  She has one brother, Dewey Barnett of West Plains, Mo. surviving. 

   Betty was very active her church.  She was a Sunday school teacher in Arkansas, member of the W.O.M. at Grand Prairie Baptist Church. She helped with the TEAM Kid program by cooking for everyone.  Betty enjoyed shopping, golfing, crafting, and traveling with her husband Orville.

   Betty is survived by her daughter Jackie Rogers (Auxvasse), three step-sons, Gary Morris and Steve Morris (Poplar Bluff), Kevin Morris (Azil, TX), one brother Dewey Barnett (West Plains), numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. 

   Betty was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, two sons, Greg Rogers (West Plains), David Rogers, (Slinger, WI), husband, Orville Morris (Auxvasse).

   The most important things in Bettys’ life were Family, God, and community.

   Memorial donations can be made to Auxvasse City Cemetery or Central Missouri Honor Flight.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

I always enjoyed talking with Betty at the bank. She was so friendly, even from the very beginning when they moved here. I will miss her! Our hearts and prayers are with family - Lee Polson


I was so very sorry to hear about Betty. When I saw her at Uncle Orville's funeral she seemed in good health. I know she was greatly loved and will be very much missed. She talked about her family often when I talked to her. I can't make it to the funeral this time but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. - Judy Hammett


I have many fond memories of years past and our recent visit last summer. Allways a beautiful lady. - Linda Barnett Collins


Sorry I'm not going to be able to make it there my heart goes out to you guys its. Hard to say goodbye to someone like aunt Betty so I just say see you later - Gary Skaggs


I am so sorry for your loss, Cousin April. - Mike


Many good memories of my Aunt Betty! - Larry Haslett