John Edward Morse, age 87, of Bartonville, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
John was born on November 17, 1933 in Macomb, IL to James Leroy and Hazel Ruth (Lindstrom) Morse. He married Phyllis Marie Mudd on July 25, 1954.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; his children, Brenda (Terry) Keogel of Creve Coeur, IL, John (Debra Denise) Morse, Jr. of Bartonville, IL and Brian (Jennifer) Morse of Bartonville, IL; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rollin (Vera) Morse of Metamora, IL and Lyle Morse of Oregon; and two sisters, Eleanor Roth of Peoria and Dorothy Stegall of Galesburg, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lloyd and Carl Oberheizer; and two sisters, Fern Wetherbee and Shirley Bradford.
John served in the U.S. Army for two years. He then worked for Caterpillar for 39 years until retired. He was a member of Riverside Community Church and he enjoyed yardwork and gardening and was quite the fixer-upper around the house. John was also a devoted family man.
Services will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11am at Riverside Community Church in Peoria. Rev. John King will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Smithville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Riverside Community Church or OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Arrangements are under the care of Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home in Peoria. Online condolences may be made through www.cumerfordclary.com
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