Peterson Funeral Chapel

            Stella Mae Morris Ethridge, 78, of Aurora went to be with her Savior on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in her home.

            She was born to Estel and Alma Johnson Morris on April 21, 1939 in Panama, OK.  Stella was a CNA/CMA and an ordained minister.  She had two brothers, David and Mark.  They picked cotton together, worked hard and took care of each other.

            Survivors include three sons, Donald Thuma and wife, Karen of Chanute, KS., Ron Thuma and his significant other, Susie of Chino Valley, AZ. and Jim Thuma and wife, Diana of Grand Junction, CO.; one daughter, Rebecca "Tina" Spradley and husband, Steve of Aurora; 33 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; on son, Marvin Thuma and two brothers, Mark and David Morris.

            She was a loving and kind person.  The love in her heart is far reaching and generational.  The seeds that she planted in our hearts have taken deep roots and have flowered in the most remarkable way touching every person she met, loving everyone, being nice to everyone, because we're all brothers and sisters.​

​            No services are planned.  Cremation is under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.