Evelyn Morris

Obituary of Evelyn Morris

Evelyn Levay Morris, 95, of Harding Township, passed away on February 9, 2017.

Evelyn loved her family first and foremost and described herself as a wife and mother before anything else.

For 14 years, she owned and operated Evelyn Morris Bridal Shop. The New York Times attributed her success to the fact that she “got married with every bride.” She later worked at and retired from Warner-Lambert.

Throughout her professional and personal life, she was very accomplished and held many positions over the years including: PTA President, Morristown Woman’s Club President, and Shadowbrook board member.

In her spare time, Evelyn enjoyed bridge, golf, and bowling. She was active in Harding Twp. Seniors, and volunteered at Morristown Memorial Hospital and the Morris Museum. She was also a member of The Presbyterian Church of Morristown for over 50 years, where she was an ordained elder and an active member of Circle 11.

Evelyn is survived by her son-in-law, Ed Goellner; her daughter-in-law, Nancy T. Morris Thaiss; and her grandsons, Peter Ellis and John Robert Morris. She is also survived by her niece, Ann Chaconas; and her nephew, John Levay. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Elizabeth Levay; her husband, Everett; her son, Robert; her daughter, Jill; and her brother Julius Levay.

Friends and family are welcome to gather on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 3-7pm at Dangler Funeral Home, 600 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains. A Memorial Service for Evelyn will be held at a later date at The Presbyterian Church of Morristown.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to: The Presbyterian Church of Morristown, 65 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 (mailing address).