Roberta (Bert) Ellen MorrisseyMay 29th, 2019
Roberta (Bert) Ellen Morrissey, passed away May 20, 2019, at Stormont Vail Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, surrounded by family. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 16, 1937 to Harry Earl Alexander and Helen Marie Michaels Alexander. Roberta grew up in Independence, Missouri, and graduated in 1955, from North East High School She worked for AT&T as a switchboard operator and for Boeing Aircraft before marrying James Leo Morrissey on February 14, 1959, in Miami, Oklahoma. They were married 47 years at the time of his death in 2006. She was the mother of four children, James Joseph, Cleota Marie, Janie Janine and Brenda Kaye. She always helped as a room mother during school years. She was a den mother for Jimmy's Cub Scout Pack and was the score keeper for the summer ball leagues. She was also the "lunch ticket lady" for many years at Shawnee Heights High School. While Jim was in California state finishing his ironworking career, Bert joined him and took a part time job at Burger King and "Yes she had it her way"! Lifelong friends\family were made. Bert was a huge part of the family business\hobby "Morrisseys' Rabbitry" of Tecumseh, Kansas. Showing rabbits brought her to another favorite activity, the Missouri State Fair. She only missed one in 38 years! Many lifelong friends were made during the years of Showing Rabbits! Another important passion for Bert was time spent traveling by car and on the back of a Honda Goldwing! She was proceeded in death by her mother, Helen; stepmother, - Cleota Mae; father, Harry; husband Jim; sisters-in-law, Ellen Lynn, Cathy Morrissey, Shirley Morrissey, and Dorthy Jean Knighton, Teresa Dial; and brothers-in-law, Derrell Eidson, Bill Morrissey, Pat Morrissey, Bob Chappell, Frank Dial. She is survived by her sister, Ida Mae Eidson; her brother, Russell Earl Alexander; her children, Jimmy Morrissey, Marie Morrissey, Janie Ramsdell (Joe), Brenda Shoemaker (Jim); grandchildren, Willie, Jessica and Michael; and her sisters-in-law, Joan Morrissey and Carol Traylor and her brothers-in-law, Jim Traylor, Don Knighton and Phil Lynn. Per her request, she was cremated.