Dorothy L. Morley, age 92, of 1620 Kent Ave., Quincy, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 3:20 am in Good Samaritan Home.
Dorothy was born September 28, 1919 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Hattie Louise Pfaffe Slater. She married Joseph E. Morley on March 1, 1938 in Quincy, Illinois. He preceded her in death.
Dorothy was a member of Zion United Church of Christ where she was a former member of the Happy Helpers Sunday School Class. She was Past President of Ursa Homemaker’s Extension, and she was a 53 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and Miriam Shrine. She loved to travel, sing, work in her flower garden and cook. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Survivors include two sons, Leonard (Nancy) Morley of Mendon, IL, and Raymond (Barbara) Morley of Quincy, IL;
eight grandchildren, Rhonda Buxman of Fowler, IL, Lisa (Mark) Blickhan of Mendon, IL, Natalie (Bryan) Neil of Mendon, IL, Lori (Kirk) Gadeke of Fowler, IL, Alan (Kim) Morley of Liberty, IL, Angela (Mike) Boyer of LaGrange, MO, Amy (Rich) Wagner of Liberty, IL, and Anita (Kacie Adams) Ferguson of Liberty, IL:
two step grandchildren, Wendy (Rob) Kuhn of Ursa, IL, and Wes (Kandi Blanton) Ferguson of Westville, IL;
16 great-grandchildren, Ryan and Brooke Buxman of Fowler, IL, Marisa and Brianna Blickhan of Mendon, IL, Erika and Ashlyn Neil of Mendon, IL, Christina (John) Daniel of Quincy, IL, Mitchell, Alexis and Garrett Gadeke of Fowler, IL, LarRayna Morley of Liberty, IL, Trevor Rossmiller of LaGrange, MO, AB Travis Rossmiller of San Antonio, TX, and Kelsey, Katie and Kenzey Wagner of Liberty, IL;
nine step great grandchildren, Matthew Farr of Monticello, MO, Adam (Kendell) Farr of Quincy, IL, Jeremy (Heather) Boyer of Canton, MO, Brandy (Tony) Rocchio of St. Louis, MO, MSgt Josh (Bekka) Boyer of Tucson, AZ, Kyle, Kaylee and Kameren Kuhn of Ursa, IL, Dalton Burks of Westville, IL;
three great great grandchildren, Alyssa, Aubrie and Joseph Daniel of Quincy, IL;
two step great great grandchildren, Marshall Farr of Quincy, IL, and Jonathan Boyer of Durham, MO;
four sisters, Dolores Warren and Emma Scheufele, both of Quincy; Linda (Floyd) Ruch of St. Joseph, MO; and Elsie (Dwan) Wassel of Pittsfield.
two brothers, Herman (Kathy) Slater of MA and Stanley (Susan) Slater of Joplin, MO; numerous nieces and nephews
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a daughter, Norma Ferguson; five brothers, Frank, Harold, Don, Ralph and Cletus “Tony” Slater, and four sisters, Mildred Hutson, Gertrude Winking, Hattie Hibbard, and Barb Clifford.
Services: 10:00 am Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Keela Neumann officiating.
Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday September 21, 2012 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Zion United Church of Christ
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.