Pearl Morris, daughter of the late Mort Cornell and Carrie Sadewater Cornell, was born on Feb. 14, 1915 at Lemont, Ill. and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on May 20, 2002, at the age of 87. Mrs. Morris was of the Methodist faith, a retired self-employed decorator and a resident of Essex. On Dec. 14, 1935 she was united in marriage to Asa E. Morris at Lemont, Ill. Mr. Morris preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1981. Survivors include one daughter, Connie Antrim of Essex. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Sheperad and Caroline Vocum. Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 21. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter in charge of arrangements.