2011-02-24 / Obituaries

Ella Jenke Morse

April 24, 1916 - February 18, 2011

Mrs. Morse passed away on Friday, February 18, 2011 at Oakland Manor Nursing Center in Giddings.

Ella Marie (Jenke) Morse was born on April 24, 1916 in Paige, Texas to Hugo Emil & Hulda (Herklotz) Jenke. She married Samuel J. “ Red” Morse and together they owned and operated a convenience store and gas station known as Red’s Place in Austin for many years.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and a brother, Albert Jenke.

She is survived by her nephew, Sam & Susan Jenke of Austin; her niece, Margot Morse of Austin; three great nephews, Jacen Jenke of Austin, Bobby & Shanna Morse of Austin and David Morse and wife, Melanieof Houston; three great nieces, Kerry & Garry Gore of Bryan, Laura & Ray Hampton of Dallas and Mecca & Jeff Givens of Ft. Worth as well as other extended family members and friends.

Funeral services for Ella (Jenke) Morse, 94 of Lexington, Texas, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Lee Eschberger officiating. Burial followed in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Paige, Texas. Visitation was held Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

Serving as pallbearers were Sam Jenke, Jacen Jenke, Bobby Morse, David Morse, Garry Gore and Jim Heck.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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