Tracey Loretta “Cricket” Morrissey, daughter of the late Sybil (Akers) Woolf and Tony Woolf, was born at Mid Ridge, Mo. on June 11, 1940. She passed away at SSM St. Clare Health Center in Fenton on April 6, 2017, at the age of 76.
On Sept. 20, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio, Cricket was united in marriage to Neill Morrissey. Cricket was a member of Believer’s Chapel Church. She was on the Board of Whole Kids Outreach. She loved going to all the ball games and watching her children play. Since 1979 Cricket and Neill have opened their home up to 201 children, Cricket enjoyed taking care of her family and she loved each and every one of her children.
Cricket was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Sybil Woolf; three sons, Baby Dee, Calvin Morrissey and Todd Morrissey; one brother, Kenneth Woolf; and two sisters, Laura Picasso and Donna Tarvid.
Cricket is survived by her husband, Neill Morrissey of Ellington; three sons, Tony Morrissey of Toledo, Ohio, Marshon Morrissey of Ellington, Ralon Morrissey of Ellington; four daughters, Cheryl (Mark) Casper of Perrysburg, Ohio, Angie Morrissey of Gibsonburg, Ohio, Melinda Morrissey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Lexi Morrissey of Ellington; one brother, Jerry Holden of Galt, Calif.; three sisters, Jean Channell of Casper, Wyo., Wanda Chitwood of Ellington; and Marsha Towner of Van Buren. Cricket will be deeply missed by her family and a host of friends who will mourn her passing.
Visitation was held Monday, April 10 at McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, also at the funeral home; with Kelly Chilton, Ron Robinson and Sister Rita Schonhoff officiating; and special music by Roberta Cook. Burial was in Polk Memorial Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Junior Chitwood, John Chitwood, Tim Ross, J.C. Tarvid, Brad Woolf and Bob Crafton.
Arrangements were under the direction of McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Whole Health Outreach.