Susan Grace Morris - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

March 10, 1957 - May 30, 2024

Susan Grace Morris age 67, of Richfield passed away on May 30th, 2024 surrounded by family. Sue was born to Stanley “Stan” and Margaret “Muggs” Tilly in Minneapolis, MN on March 10, 1957. Their first born child, a role she excelled at until the very end. She was often lovingly referred to by her family as Martha Stewart. Sue never forgot a birthday and was the perpetual planner of all gatherings.

Sue graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in history. From the stories she told it sounds like she also earned a minor at O’Gara’s. After college she worked in child support for Hennepin County where she made countless lifelong friends. She retired in 2019.

In 1983 Sue met Marshall while vacationing in Jamaica in a story made for the movies. Their connection was instantaneous, Sue and Marshall were happily married for 39 years. Most days you could find both of them working outside in their garden followed by happy hour on the porch and a homemade meal.

While for many years she welcomed her grandpets with an open heart, always making sure they were included at holidays, she took on the role of a lifetime when she became a Grandma last October. She cherished her time with Talia, reading together, teaching her to play (i.e. bang on) the piano, watching the Today Show and dancing to the Eras tour.

Sue was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Guy Tilly and infant sister, Leeann Marie Tilly. She is survived by her loving husband, Marshall Morris; daughter, Kaela (Matt) Kruse; step-daughter, Ramone Morris; beloved granddaughter, Talia Kruse; mother, Muggs Tilly; sister, Barb McDaniel; brother, Dave (Cindy) Tilly and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date this summer. In lieu of flowers her family requests that you take time to putter in the garden, bake something for someone you love or have a glass of wine with good friends. To say she will be missed is an understatement.


  1. Roz E. says:

    Wow, I am at a loss for words, but Sue was such a wonderful person and filled with so much knowledge. She and I had the opportunity to work in child support together and she was always willing to help whenever there were questions, and if I wanted to understand how to better do something. Sue sat in a cubicle not too far away from me and was a very well-liked and adored person. Sue will be missed.

  2. Jim Demgen says:

    I had the privilege of working with Sue at Hennepin County for many years. She was very knowledgeable and organized, which appealed to me as someone who aspired to those same qualities. I enjoyed our daily morning discussions of national and local events before settling into our day’s work. To Marshall and all of Sue’s family, you have my sympathies. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Mike Donlan says:

    Such a loss. I worked with Sue for many years at Hennepin County. She was always helpful and ready to pitch in,she was the social organizer for after work events,a role she continued to excel at in retirement. I always enjoyed discussing politics and current events with her. Godspeed Sue,may the road rise to meet you. My sympathies to all of your family

    • Karen Ann Roesler says:

      My deepest sympathy to Sue’s family. I worked with her the last few years before she retired, and had seen her at a gathering this Spring. Such a loss for you.

  4. Antoinette Harris-McDonald says:

    My sincere condolences to her entire family. Uncle Marshall, one love from your sister Marie’s family in Jamaice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be missed

  5. Cindy Preston says:

    My heartfelt condolences – I worked with Sue for so many years, she taught me a lot when I was a new supervisor. She knew how to work as a team – her co-workers respected her knowledge and work ethic. Sue was good at her job, and was always the person to get things done; and i mean everything – whether that was her work or a work event. She was the ultimate organizer! To Sue’s family – I wish you healing and peace.

  6. Chris Brazelton says:

    When Sue handled my own child support case, she did it with such grace and compassion that she inspired me to follow in her footsteps. I have been in child support for over 21 years.

  7. Dwayne and Carol Kaelberer says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Taken way to soon. You are all in our prayers.

  8. Twyla VanBeusekom says:

    To Marshall, Kaela, and the rest of Sue’s family, my deepest sympathy to all of you. I was so sad to hear of Sue’s struggle the past few months and then her passing. She was a joy to work with and so considerate of all she worked with, often sharing her vast knowledge that we so often needed other people’s opinions on. She was also a planner and put together so many after hour gatherings, not forgetting to invite anyone who may or may not still be working. I am sorry I cannot attend the celebration of her joyous life but wanted to send my sympathy to all who loved her.

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