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Morhaus, Jeffrey Todd

Morhaus, Jeffrey Todd

October 17, 1963 — January 6, 2023

Jeffrey Todd Morhaus passed on January 6, 2023, at his home.

Jeff was the beloved son of Opal and Paul Payne, born on October 17, 1963, in Washington, Mo. Jeff spent most of his younger life in Brookfield, Mo., where he played football, basketball and ran track. Many of his closest friends were his teammates and classmates from high school. Following high school, Jeff attended William Jewell College and was a member of the NAIA championship runner up football team. He and many of his Jewell teammates traveled to Finland and Germany the summer of 1984 to play exhibition games in various cities.

Jeff subsequently began his career in Operations and Logistics Management, having worked with JC Penney, Hallmark Cards, FedEx and Home Depot. He also was an entrepreneur and owner of the Liberty Dairy Queen.

The lights of Jeff’s life were his daughters, MaKenzie Morhaus and Madison Morhaus Hinkley. Anyone who knew Jeff immediately saw and heard of his love for MaKenzie and Madison. Jeff was one of the original “girl dads”. He was extraordinarily involved in every aspect of the girls’ care from the moment he became a dad. The result is that he and the girls created many fun and lasting memories together. Jeff prided himself in never taking anything too seriously and being the entertainment at most any gathering. Jeff will be remembered for his quick wit, his love for his girls, and love for his dogs.

Jeff is survived by his daughters, MaKenzie (fiancé Ben Haskett), Madison (Ryan Hinkley) and the girls’ mother, Dawn.

A celebration of life and remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 14 at 2 pm with a visitation to follow until 4 pm, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to Wounded Warrior Project as Jeff personally supported this particular program.

Service Information

A celebration of life and remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 14 at 2 pm with a visitation to follow until 4 pm, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to Wounded Warrior Project as Jeff personally supported this particular program.

Morhaus, Jeffrey Todd's Guestbook

What a wonderful tribute today by Makenzie, Madison, Dawn and some of Jeff’s HS friends. He would have loved it! I’m thankful to have known Jeff and remember fondly so many stories of our time together at Hallmark. He was one of a kind.

Christa Copp

I knew Jeff from my time at the Hallmark Distribution Center in Liberty. My sincere condolences to Jeff's entire family. My thoughts and prayers are will all of you.

Bill Banning

Sending my condolences to the entirety of the Morhaus family. I was so fortunate to be able to consider Jeff a second dad, growing up with MaKenzie and Madison as my “inherited” siblings I got to experience first hand the magnitude of Jeff’s sense of humor. He had this ability to bring a smile to anyone’s face. I will always appreciate the time I got to spend with Jeff from trips to Vegas, to hooters, and of course cackling at Family Guy he lived authentically to himself.

BlaKe McGuire

My jaw dropped when I saw this!!!!! Work at the Hallmark Distribution Center, when Jeff was. Dept head. Always a nice person!!!! Rest in peace, and may God help your family through their sorrow and pain.

Mary Barker

At work Jeff helped me out of many logistic jams and then made it all feel better by making a joke about not sweating the small stuff. He was always up for trying unique restaurants which was a ritual for us long after he left the company. One time he ate a whole ball of wasabi with a huge smile on his face after I told him it was the hottest thing I ever ate. He was a kind, positive & fun guy to be around all the time. I will miss my friend Jeff, and my heart goes out to the Morhous family as you were his pride & joy.

Rebecca Bartels-Hall

I remember Jeff well as a student at Jewell and how he truly embodied the best of the “student athlete.” He will be missed so very much, especially by his wonderful family. Sending prayers to the whole Morhaus family❤️

Liz Hoyt

Just saw this and it is a shock! I worked with Jeff at Hallmark Cards. He always had a smile on his face. Rest In Peace Jeff.

Karla King

Please know we are thinking of you, Dawn, and your beautiful girls. Much love and sympathy.

John and Ginny Kiely

I am so so sorry for your loss and the loss of a wonderful friend of mine. I will continue to pray for the healing of the family’s hearts. God will see to that. Better days are in the near future I pray.

James E Greenlaw, Jr

Jeff was a funny but kind person. His daughters, family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margy Barnes-Brookfield class of 1982

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