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Morris Laswell

June 30, 2018



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.

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5 thoughts on “Morris Laswell

  1. Wow! Morris is now where he wanted to be–in Heaven with His Lord and Savior. We could all take a lesson from Morris and be more bold in giving the Gospel. I don’t know if I’d ever met someone who talked about Jesus so much. I’ll miss seeing Morris and sometimes picking him up and helping him get to his destination. He walked SO MANY MILES around Newton. He did have a great love for people, especially children. I can just see that smile on his face when he finally saw Jesus! Morris is now safe in the arms of Jesus. I know Morris would want to see all of you there with him someday. Acts 16:31

  2. I Love You Morris. I Enjoyed My Time As Your Caretaker And Share Your Love For Christ. I Will See You Again Someday On The Streets Of Gold.

  3. Condolences to the Laswell family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

  4. Oh Morris, you have finally made it “Home”. You were a faithful servant, Handing out tracts to show others the way to Christ. He put many miles on those feet, and was a friend all. Well done good and faithful servant.

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