Tonette (Toni) England-Morris, longtime resident of the Owasso area, died Friday, January 19, 2018, at her home surrounded by family after a battle with brain cancer. Born July 10, 1944, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Alma and Anthony Moeller, Toni received a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Tulsa in the late 1960’s. She later returned to education in the 1980’s receiving a BS, MS, and finally a PhD in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. In April of 1999, she married Robert Morris and began a new chapter of life together. In the 1960’s, Toni worked as a reporter for Channel 2 News in Tulsa and in New York as a planner for City Services as well as an artist. Later shifting careers in the 1980’s, she held various positions as a counselor and social worker and, after earning her PhD, a therapist at Laureate Hospital in Tulsa. Finally, she settled into private practice where she helped countless people, leaving an unforgettable legacy of healing. Toni loved good food, travel, and hosting guests. Her greatest joy was a house filled with her children, grandchildren and family, including the many friends she embraced.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Robert; son Eric England and his wife Stephanie; son Scott England and his wife Kate; son Thomas Morris and his wife Jennifer; daughter Amanda; seven grandchildren; and her adoring and loving “Louisiana” family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Alma Moeller, and her son Brent England.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with Dr. Jim Cinocca officiating. The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, http://giftfunds.stjude.org/tonimorris or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
With loving thoughts of Toni and all the years we shared at 5512 South Lewis. You have been and will forever be very missed but will forever be in our thoughts. We are blessed to have known the kind and gentle spirit you possessed. It is not goodbye but “until we meet again”.
— Rosemary and Rick Priest, Thursday – January 25, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Toni was an amazing woman and I am one of the ones she helped. I worked for her, but she also helped me with my difficult marriage by enlightening me on the personality disorder that I was dealing with in my spouse.
She talked of you all frequently. She bubbled when she spoke of her children and those wonderful grandchildren. She loved being a grandma.
And Robert, she also talked about how wonderful you are and how grateful she was to have found you!
Love to all,
— Ginger Schochler, Friday – January 26, 2018
I first met Toni when she interned at Green Country Counseling 30 years ago and then worked for her when she began private practice at Brittany Park. Such a sweet soul and interesting, full life – complete with loving family. Interesting? Yes.
She showed me that picture of her with Chet Huntley when she was in broadcasting. Along with that, many good memories. – Vicki Seward
— Vicki Seward, Saturday – January 27, 2018
I find myself saddened that I missed not seeing this sooner.
When Toni found out she was sick, she kept in contact for a bit but I tried to also respect her privacy.
Toni was the greatest Dr and friend to our daughter and family.
I find it interesting just Tuesday, I was telling a story about a squirrel moment at an appointment. We thought she was being silly but there really was a squirrel out the window.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
— Chrisan Heffernan, Monday – January 29, 2018
I am heartbroken to hear of Toni’s passing. I have known her since the 1990s and was a client of hers off and on for about 20 years. She was an amazing woman and therapist. She put people at ease with her warm sincere smile and sparkling blue eyes. She was genuinely caring, and she was one of the most well-read women I’ve ever met. I remember her bookshelves, filled with interesting books and also photos of her family. She just lit up when asked about her family. She was so excited for the marriages of her children and the arrival of her grandchildren.
She had such joy in her heart, and she wanted that for her clients, too. I always left her office feeling empowered, strong, and hopeful. She encouraged me to go back to school and change careers when I voiced my dissatisfaction with my job. She helped me through so much over the years.
She was empathetic, compassionate, encouraging, knowledgeable on so many topics, and she had a wicked sense of humor! Boy, could she laugh! She g
— Catherine P, Tuesday – February 6, 2018
(cont.) She gave the warmest hugs. She saw the best in me and helped me see it, too. I wish everyone in the world had a Toni in their life when they needed her. I imagine that anyone who connected with her at some point in their life in whatever fashion was changed for the better. I know I have been.
To the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. It was evident she loved her husband, children, and grandchildren so much. It is tragic that she left this world too soon, but what a legacy she left with her family and the countless people she helped. She was truly unique. I loved her. I will never, ever forget her.
— Catherine P, Tuesday – February 6, 2018
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – January 26, 2018