Joan Morehouse

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MORTON - Joan M. Morehouse, 82, of Morton passed away at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center of East Peoria.

She was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Galesburg to Joseph W. and Florence (Holmes) Spellman. She married Kenneth A. Morehouse on May 3, 1957, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1984.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Morehouse; and one brother, Larry Spellman.

Surviving are one daughter, Judi (Eldon) Brasche of Morton; two grandchildren, Adrienne Brasche and Ryan Brasche; one sister, Linda (Gary) Hunter of Knoxville; and her sister-in-law, Jolene Spellman of Wisconsin.

A homemaker, Joan had taught ceramic classes in Galesburg, and she worked at Galesburg Cottage Hospital until her retirement in 1991.

A private graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Galesburg.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Avenue Morton, IL 61550
(309) 263-7426
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 24 to July 25, 2014
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