Ron passed into God's Kingdom eternal July 7, 2017 surrounded by his family. He battled many health issues over the years, but a broken hip was too much to overcome.
Ron was born in Radley, Kan., on March 18, 1931, to Lloyd and Wilma Morrill.
Ron was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean war.
He married Mary K. Smith on July 11, 1965. They were blessed with three children, Marc, Kristie and Jennie.
Ron's greatest love were his grandchildren, Lane, Kiegan, Braden, Kylie, Ronin and Bodhi. While living on Grand Lake, Ron taught the kids to fish, would taken them on walks along the shoreline and teach them to shoot a bow and arrow. To this day, as grown adults, they remember their grandpa with fond memories.
Ron was a cement mason by trade, subcontracting for many local contractors. He loved what he did and it reflected in his work.
After his retirement, in 2009, he built his workshop and began turning pen and pencil sets. He taught himself to carve caricatures and also cut out and assembled interious pieces. He was an avid reader of science fiction and westerns.
Preceding him in death are his parents; sisters, Marcia Parnell (Bobby), Wanda Reed (Marian); and brother, George Morrill.
Surviving are his wife, Mary K.; son, Marc Morrill; daughters, Kristie Morrill (finace, William Wilson), Jennie Swaim (Brian); sisters, Eilene Weber (Manfred), Florance Crim (Eddy), Butch Morrill; sister-in-law, Lee Anna Morrill; plus many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, with visitation following.
Published on July 11, 2017