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Obits > 1968- Virgil E. Morse

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 16, 1968 - Tuesday, pg. 2





Virgil E. Morse, 82, Died In Nursing Home


Prophetstown: - Virgil E. Morse, 82, passed away this morning (Tuesday) at the Whiteside County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Gardner Chapel, Prophetstown, the Rev. Paul Olson of the First Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Yorktown Cemetery.


Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.


Virgil Morse was born July 12, 1885 in Boone, Iowa, the son of Clifford and Margaret (Brants) Morse.  He attended school in Kansas and Hooppole rural schools.  He married Anna Taylor in October 1906 and she passed away in 1920.   He married Jennie Scratchbrook in 1921 and she also preceded him.  He farmed in Lyndon and Prophetstown area most of his lifetime.  He was a member of the Lyndon Methodist Church.


He is survived by three sons, Harry of McLermon, Tenn.; Vivian of Barnhart, Mo.; Wayne of Prophetstown;  two brothers, Edward of Largo, Fla., and Everett of Manitoba, Canada; one sister, Mrs. Mayme Wilson of Morrison; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


He was preceded by his parents, wife in 1920, four brothers and two sisters.



The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 22, 1968 - Monday, pg 2




Burial Rites Held For Virgil Morse


Prophetstown: - Funeral services for Virgil E Morse, age 82, who passed away Tuesday at the Whiteside County Nursing Home were held Thursday at the Gardner's Chapel of Prophetstown. The Rev. Paul Olson of the First Methodist Church officiated for the services at three o'clock in the afternoon.  Serving as soloist was Cecil Olinger with Mrs. Lyle Dingman serving as the organist.


Burial was in the Yorktown Cemetery with m. L. Lindsay, Leonard Howlett, Robert Allen, Lawrence Wagenecht, Delbert Slaymaker and Simmons Stingley serving as pallbearers.  In charlge of the lovely floral tributes were Mrs. David Lewey, Mr. and Mrs. Art Skarin and the Hill Crest Greenhouse.

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