Leonice C. Morse, 93

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BATH — Leonice C. Morse, 93, of Bath, died peacefully Oct. 14 at her home.

Morse was born April 26, 1920, at her aunt Daisy Murphy’s home in Bath. She was one of six children born to Walter and Hazel Rollins Cushing. She had a happy life growing up in Parker Head, Phippsburg.

In 1938 she married Charles Burleigh Williams, and the couple resided in Winnegance to raise their son, Poody. On July 18, 1959, she married Elmer Morse and they made their home in Bath. They had a wonderful life together, traveling extensively, camping, wintering in Florida and square dancing. She and Elmer both loved Popham Beach and enjoyed going there whenever they could. They also owned and operated Davis Island Lobster Pound in Edgecomb for eight years.

She was a longtime member of Corliss Street Baptist Church. She held many positions there, including deacon, trustee and member of the Sanctuary Committee. She could always be counted on to help regardless of the need. One of her favorite activities was chairing the annual Christmas fair, and she would spend countless hours sewing for it throughout the year.

Morse was always busy with hobbies. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, decorating, cooking and scrapbooking.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer; sisters, Marion Nadeau and Helen Perkins; and brother, William Cushing.

She is survived by her sons, Thornton (Poody) Williams and wife Kathy, and Edward Morse and wife Joyce; brother, Bob Cushing and wife Louise; sister, Dottie Beals; grandchildren, Kellie Murphy, Darren Williams, and Stephen and Eric Morse; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Corliss Street Baptist Church, Corliss Street, Bath, ME 04530.

Visiting hours were held on Oct. 21 at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, Bath. A celebration of life followed at the funeral home.

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