Morris Eugene Laswell
Morris E. Laswell passed away on June 30, 2018 in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Morris was born on March 8, 1928 in Newton, Kansas to Walter and Rosella (Pearl) Laswell.
Morris was the third child of five. He was born with a mental disability that limited his ability to read, write and learn.
When Morris was a small child when two of his brothers and father died. This left his mother with three small children to raise during the depression. Pearl encouraged the children to become Christians and to attend church and Vacation Bible School.
Through an unusual turn of events, a young Morris accepted Jesus as his Savior.
He grew to have a real love for people and was involved in a Tract Ministry that proclaimed salvation for all.
Morris worked for his uncle who operated an automotive salvage yard. He was a long term resident of Newton but had recently been living in Hutchinson, Kansas where he was receiving physical and mental care.
He is survived by his siblings: James Laswell and Betty Dicke of Newton.
He was preceded in death by her parents: Walter and Pearl; father (name) and two brothers.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 11th at the Newton Bible Church.
Morris will be remembered as someone who persevered through varied mental disabilities and had a big heart and love for people and his Lord and Savior. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.