Margaret Jean Morris
Margaret Jean Morris
  • February 4, 1927 - January 19, 2015
  • Sherman, Illinois

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Margaret Jean Morris, 87, of Sherman, Illinois, formerly of Glasford, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born February, 4, 1927 in Glasford, IL to Hiram and Margaret Verna (Asbell) Coats. She married Eugene P. "Jack" Morris October 7, 1961 in Glasford. He preceded her in death April 16, 2000 in Springfield, IL. Also preceding her in death were her parents; granddaughter, Erin Guthrie; 3 sisters, Grace Maxine Murphy, Lela Williams, Wilda Colleen Weese; and 5 brothers, Cecil, Kenneth, Ronald, Dennis, and Virgil Coats. Surviving are her daughters, Terry (Jack) Simpson of Sherman, IL and Dawn Guthrie of Middleburg, FL; 4 grandchildren, Tom Simpson, Jason (Jody) Simpson, Margie (Ryan) Snitowsky and Hannah Guthrie; 4 great grandchildren, Jessica and Jacob Simpson and Zella and Leilana Snitowsky; 2 sisters, Ila Faye Tuttle of Glasford and Eunice Melsby of Mt. Prospect; and brother, Owen Coats of Glasford. Jean was a member of the Glasford United Methodist Church. She loved to play Bingo and many years ago was an avid crafter of ceramic items. In recent years, she enjoyed creating hand-sewn pillows for all of her family. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Glasford, with visitation one hour prior to services. Pastor Walter Wilkins will officiate. Burial will follow at Lancaster Cemetery near Glasford. Memorials may be made to Glasford United Methodist Church.