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Frances Elaine Morrison

Frances Elaine Morrison age 79, of Caldwell, Ohio passed away Saturday evening, September 4, 2021, at the Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio. She was born March 5, 1942, in Summerfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Perry H. (Naomi) Philpot and Genevieve Smith (Ralph) Gibbs.

She was a member of the Caldwell Church of the Nazarene; she was a saved Christian and very strong in her faith. Elaine loved buying fabric and sewing. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years, but then eventually opened her own quilt shop in Caldwell called Crafters Cottage. After several years, she closed the shop but continued to sell fabric and quilting supplies online until she retired.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Rodney Leach.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband James “Jim” Robert Morrison, whom she married March 25, 1961; four children; Todd Morrison of Caldwell, Tony (Karlene Kiger) Morrison of Caldwell, Allen (Lori) Morrison of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, and Angie (Duane) Albin of Cambridge, OH; five grandchildren, Cody (Katlin) Morrison, Larry (Alicia Mulford) Ritchie, Samantha and Andrew Albin, and Shannon Frear; two great-grandsons, Westin and Nathan Ritchie; one sister, Patricia “Marlene” Leach of Massillon, Ohio; stepsister Peggy (Lloyd) Carpenter of Senecaville, Ohio; her beloved dog Mollie. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A Funeral Service will conclude visitation Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor John Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Halley’s Ridge Cemetery. Please join us in remembering Elaine by visiting her memorial at


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  1. Barbara Lorenz Semple on September 8, 2021 at 10:32 am

    My mother Mary Kathleen (Kate ) Smith Lorenz and Elaine’s mother were cousins I remember Elaine growing up in Caldwell sorry for your loss. Barbara Lorenz Semple

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