Morris R. Stewart, age 88 and a longtime resident of Dewart Lake, passed away quietly at Grace Village Rehab on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
Born in Fishers on October 23, 1934, Morris was the son of the late Ross Stewart and Mildred (Johnson) Stewart. He spent his formative years in Hamilton County, graduating from Carmel High School in 1952. Morris was married to Kathryn "Jean" Coplen on January 25, 1953.
An honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army, Morris served as a Personnel Specialist from 1954 to 1956 before transferring to the Army Reserves and returning to college. He completed his undergrad at Purdue University, graduating in 1959.
Morris was a lifelong learner and found a calling in education. He taught in Noblesville for several years, moving with his family to Syracuse in 1972. Morris found a home at North Webster Elementary where he taught for nearly 24 years; he retired in 1995.
From 1967 to 1976 Morris and his wife, Jean, managed Quaker Haven Camp. They were longtime members of Dewart Lake Friends Church and were quite active in the Church for many years. The pair enjoyed traveling to see their children and grandchildren, wintering in Sebring, Florida for several years before Jean's passing.
In addition to Kathryn Jean Stewart and his parents, Morris was preceded in passing by three brothers: John William, Warren and Fred Stewart. He is survived by five children: Michael (Lee Anne) Stewart of Syracuse, John Stewart of Cicero, Eric (Lori) Stewart of Arnold, MD, David (Jeff Hutchins) Stewart of Chicago, IL and Kathy (Tom) Anglin of Nappanee; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Syracuse is entrusted with care of the Stewart family. No public services are planned at this time. Memorial gifts should be directed to Quaker Haven Camp or to Dewart Lake Friends Church. Written condolences may be left for the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com