John Edwin Morse, 90, of Springfield, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.
He was born July 19, 1929, in Gatesville, Texas, the son of the late John G. and Lottie (Woodley) Morse, Jr. He married Kathleen Ann Ippensen on June 21, 1952 and she preceded him in death after 67 years of marriage on May 10, 2019.
Johnny served in the U.S. Army for 4 years. He worked for Nabisco for 18 years. He laer worked for Bunn-O-Matic for 22 years until he retired in 1991. He was a member of Cotton Hill United Methodist Church, was an avid St. Louis Cardinals' baseball fan, enjoyed farming his cattle, hunting, and working on computers.
He is survived by his daughter Betty Morse; a niece Michelle; and two nephews, Greg and Steve.
Besides his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother.
Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. Rev. Pablo Marty will officiate the service. Graveside services will follow at approximately 1 p.m. at Quincy Memorial Park Cemetery in Quincy, IL.
Memorials may be made to Cotton Hill United Methodist Church, 5931 N. Cotton Hill Rd., Springfield, IL 62703.
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Published by Herald-Whig from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19, 2019.