Duse R. Morrow, a devoted wife and mother, died January 28, 2014 at Kansas City Hospice House. She was born Duse Eleanora Colombo Riberio on June 8, 1932 in Jequie, Bahia- Brazil. In College, Duse earned her Bachelor of Law along with teaching degrees in English and Sociology. In 1958, while working as a professor of English and Sociology, her interest in the U.S. and its education systems earned her a Fulbright scholarship, which brought her to the U.S. During her time here she visited Carroll, Iowa for 5 weeks to “immerse” herself into American society. During that time she met, Robert S Morrow. They married in December 1959. When her daughters were old enough, Duse worked as a realtor in the Kansas City area, something she really enjoyed. Sadly, in 1986, Robert was stricken with Alzheimer’s. Duse took on the self-sacrificing task of caring for Robert for 11 years; keeping him at home until his death in 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert S Morrow, Duse is survived by her daughters, Lisa Harvey (Tom) and Monica Grawe (Kevin); granddaughters, Taylor Harvey and Ryan Grawe; grandsons, Alec Grawe and Grant Harvey, all of Leawood, KS; sisters Wanda Keller and Maria Isa Barretto of Brazil and many nieces and nephews. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Duse will be greatly missed. She will be remembered for her passion for learning, life and love of family! A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 4th, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66209. Private internment to follow at DW Newcomer’s Johnson County 11200 Metcalf Ave, OP, KS.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd., KC, MO 64145 or to the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 3012, KC, KS 66160 (for research). Online contributions may be made at www.kuendowment.org/give. Please indicate “Duse Morrow memorial.”

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