Obituaries: Vicki Jo Morrow

OTTUMWA-Vicki Jo Morrow, 74, of Ottumwa, died February 3, 2019 in Henry County, IA as the result of an auto accident.

She was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Ottumwa, to Joseph J. and Rosemary Smith Tee.

Vicki graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1962 and from Ottumwa Beauty Academy in 1963.  Having been a licensed cosmetologist for 31 years, she last worked at Hair Fashions Unlimited.  In 1993 she began working for Merrill Security at Cargill Eddyville and had also been employed by Securitas Security Services as well as G4S Secure Solutions as Account Manager at Cargill Eddyville until 2014. Not being ready to retire, Vicki was employed by several different companies who transported railroad employees and was presently driving for the Amish.

Three boys were born to Richard Thomas and Vicki: Jody Thomas of Agency, Cory Thomas of Eldon, and Shawn (Dawn) Thomas of Puyallup, WA.  She had the privilege of being called Grandma by five grandchildren: Megan Shelby of Liberty, MO, Aaron Thomas of Ottumwa, Ariel Thomas, who made it to Heaven before Vicki, Tylar Thomas and Amanda Thomas of Puyallup, WA; a great-grandson, Phoenix;  two brothers, Jim (Susie) Tee of Savannah, GA, and Pat (Min) Tee of Glendale, AZ; two sisters, Marcy Tee  and Rosemary Long of Ottumwa as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, brother Michael E. Tee, granddaughter Ariel Thomas; great-granddaughter, Cloe; and her ex-husband, Larry Morrow.

Vicki was a member of the Church of the Open Bible in Bloomfield and looked forward to going home to be with her Heavenly Father.

Per her request, her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Courtney officiating. A time of visitation will follow until 7 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Bloomfield Church of the Open Bible.