Betty Rome Morris, of Bloomington, Ind., died on Feb. 13. She was 84 years old. Betty was born July 10, 1923 in Hartford, Conn. Betty attended Weaver High in Hartford and, after graduation from Ithaca College where she studied piano and cello, Betty became a children's music educator and lived in the Washington, D.C. area. When she moved to Bloomington in 1963, she worked as a first grade teacher at Clear Creek and Rogers Elementary Schools and became an avid supporter of the Bloomington Music and Arts Community. Betty was very active in bridge and recorder groups, both in Bloomington and during her summers on Martha's Vineyard. She loved to travel and spend time with her grandchildren. Betty leaves behind her husband, Bernard S. Morris of Bloomington, Ind.; son Dexter L. "Tony" Morris and wife Patricia Tennis of Hillsborough, N.C., son Samuel Morris; and grandchildren, Gabriel and Celeste Morris, of Memphis, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Rome Steiner, and three brothers, Harold, Sidney, and Milton Rome.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made either to the Backstreet Missions, P.O. Box 3297, Bloomington, Ind., 47402; or Planned Parenthood of Monroe County, Ind., visit ppin.org. No formal services will be held. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ind.