Braden Nathaniel Morff, 11, of Henley, died Friday, January 22, 2010, at University Children's Hospital following a brief illness with leukemia. He was born July 14, 1998, in Jefferson City, son of Brian Morff and Torri Talley. He attended Cole R-5 School in Eugene. Braden was into technology, especially video games like Xbox 360, riding four wheelers, throwing the football, catching lizards and shooting his BB gun. He loved his pets, Iggy (iguana), Pearl (guinea pig), and his dogs Ramzee and Brooklyn. He was fascinated by the ocean and he had dreams of some day joining the military and becoming a helicopter pilot. During his illness he was anxious about getting back to school to be with his friends. He is survived by his parents: Brian and Stephanie Morff of Henley, Torri and Ernie Eisterhold of Rich Fountain; three brothers: Mike Walsh of Herman, Brendan Scheer of Rich Fountain, Jeffery Rawlings of Rich Fountain; two sisters: Jada Eisterhold of Rich Fountain, Kristen Davis of Henley; and grandparents: Rich and Kim Morff of Lohman, Barbara Holtmeyer of Henley and Brenda O'Brien and Dieter Palmer of Linn; six uncles: Mike (Jessica) Hummel of Cedar Hill, Carl Neaveile of Moss Point, Miss., Brick (Shannon) Morff of Jefferson City, Ryan Brown of St. Charles, Jason (Heather) Holtmeyer of Taos, Rick (April) Holtmeyer serving in the US Navy; six aunts: Charlean Stockton of Gerald, Bree Morff of Columbia, Chrissy Owens of Jefferson City, Jessica Brown of Jefferson City, Kelly (Tim) Schulte of Tuscumbia, and Sarah (Justin) Holtmeyer of Eldon. Braden was preceded in death by his step grandfather, Terry Holtmeyer; great grandparents, Felix and Marcella Morff, and Dorothy and Gilbert Bryan. Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at the Cole R-5 School Gymnasium in Eugene with the Rev. Pat Shortt officiating. Braden will be laid to rest in the St. Lawrence Cemetery in St. Elizabeth next to his grandpa Terry who loving referred to him as "Sugarbutton." In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to a memorial for the R-5 school courtyard. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, 636-3838.
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