Maxine Morrison


Maxine Alice Vanscoy Morrison, 93, of the Pheasant Run community, Randolph County, went home to be with her Savior in mid-afternoon Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, surrounded by her four children.

Mrs. Morrison was born Sunday, Feb. 22, 1925, in Kerens, a daughter of the late Floyd Leslie Vanscoy and Winnie Lee Sell Vanscoy.

On March 4, 1947, in Parsons, she married Eugene Ray Morrison, who preceded her in death on September 8, 2001. They had celebrated 54 years of marriage when Eugene passed away.

Left to cherish Mrs. Morrison’s memory are two sons, Floyd Morrison and wife, Jean, of Parsons and Kenneth Morrison at home; two daughters, Carolyn Jo Canfield and husband, Ward, of Kerens and Lois Jean Arbogast and husband, Harold, of Parsons; four grandchildren, Melissa Canfield of Mebane, North Carolina, Timothy Canfield and wife, Mandy, of Bunker Hill, Diana Poling and husband, Jim, of Athens, Alabama, and Amy Bolyard and husband, Brian, of Independence, nine great-grandchildren, Logan Evans and Ariana Chan of Mebane, North Carolina, Cash Canfield and Dane Canfield of Bunker Hill, Sarah, Nathaniel and Jonathan Poling of Athens, Alabama, and Hunter, Jadon, Lily and Ava Bolyard of Independence; and one sister, Mabel Phares of Elkins.

Mrs Morrison attended the elementary schools of Randolph County and graduated from Elkins High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated magna cum laude from Davis & Elkins Collage with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. She had earned several hours toward a master’s degree. She taught 38 and one half years in the elementary schools of Randolph and Tucker counties. She taught in a one-room school, grades first through eighth at Pheasant Run, in a one-room school, grades first through sixth at Kerens, and first grade at Parsons Grade School from 1965 until retirement in 1989. While teaching, she was a member of TCEA, WVEA and NEA.

She was a member of Israel Church until her marriage and then transferred membership to Farmers Chapel, where she was treasurer until its closing. She became a charter member of the original Riverview Chapel in Porterwood. She served as treasurer of Riverview Chapel from its founding in 1967 until May 2010.

She enjoyed gardening, canning and being with her family.

Visitation will be held at Hostetler Funeral Home in Parsons today from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Keith Carr will officiate, and interment will follow at Israel Church Cemetery in Kerens.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Morrison to Israel Church Cemetery, in care of Nick Channell, 1908 Stalnaker Run Road, Elkins, WV 26241 or the Mountain Hospice, 1002 S. Crim Ave., Belington, WV 26250. The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Maxine Alice Vanscoy Morrison. Send online condolences to the family at