Neysa Carol (Morrel) Chouteau

Class of 1945

1945 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalCarol Morrel
Carol Morrel

– 17, has been a member of the Red Hots for three years, is on the Perryscope staff, and was a member of the Student Council in 1943. In addition, she is on the state honor society rolls.

She was born November 5, 1927, at Macomb, Oklahoma, and attended grade school at Stratford, Trousdale and Macomb. She was a student of Trousdale high school before coming to Perry.

Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Morrel of 708 Seventh street. Carol wants to attend Oklahoma A. & M. college after graduation.

Neysa Carol (Morrel) Chouteau

November 5, 1927 – November 29, 2009

Neysa Carol Morrel Chouteau died November 29, 2009, at Garden View Care Center in Saint Louis, Missouri, after an extended illness.

Born November 5, 1927, in Trousdale, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Vernon and Edna (Thomas) Morrel. She graduated from Perry High School in 1945 and continued her education at Oklahoma A. & M. graduating in 1949.

Shortly after graduating, Neysa and James Chouteau were married in Perry on June 4, 1949. She was his beloved wife and friend for 60 years. He preceded her in death on November 6, 2015.

Neysa (or Carol or Sunny as she was also known) was an editor and author for many years with McGraw-Hill Book Company and prior to that with Webster Publishing Company. She was author/editor of several special education series as well as with other disciplines. She continued to write and edit on a freelance basis after early retirement.

She was a mentor with Mentor St. Louis for nearly 10 years and an active co-member with the Loretto Community. She edited Loretto Magazine for 20 years. Her kindness and keen sense of humor are among the qualities that will be sorely missed by family, friends, and community members.

Survivors include her nieces, Martha Baker Roberts (Tom) and Susan Baker (Steve Gibson); her cousins, Jeanne Morrel Franklin of Webster Groves, Nona Bueley of Oklahoma, Corlyss Disbrow, and Francine Kitchell; sisters-in-law, Ruth Chouteau Fanning, Marlene Chouteau, and the late Martha Chouteau Frickleton; brothers-in-law, John Chouteau and Cyprian Chouteau; and many dear and precious friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m. Loretto Center, 590 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves 63119 (on the campus with Nerinx Hall High School), with reception to follow. Memorial gifts may be given to Loretto Community, 4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80123-1308 (Development Fund or Hunger Fund) or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, P.O. Box 451429, Atlanta, GA 31145-9429 or a charity of your choice.