Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Raymond Morley

Raymond Morley, age 76, of Quincy, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 5:29 am in Blessing Hospital.

Raymond Morley | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisRaymond was born October 27, 1940 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Dorothy Slater Morley. Raymond married the love of his life, Barbara Gire, on January 20, 1962 in Quincy, Illinois. She survives.

Raymond was a graduate of Unity High School in Mendon, Illinois, and he served in the Illinois National Guard for many years. He was a life long farmer in the Indian graves drainage district. Raymond was an athlete and avid outdoorsman who especially loved hunting, fishing, trap shooting and boating. He was also active in bowling leagues in Mendon, Liberty, and Quincy through the years.

Raymond was a former member of the Unit 4 School Board and the Lion’s Club in Ursa, Illinois. He and Barb attended Calvary Baptist Church.

Raymond was a family man, and spending time with those he loved was important to him. He and Barb especially enjoyed attending their grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s many activities and sports.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two children, Lori (Kirk) Gadeke of Fowler, IL, Alan (Kim) Morley of Quincy, and Gosse (Janet) Vollema of the Netherlands; seven grandchildren, Alexis Gadeke of Lexington, KY, Mitchell and Garrett Gadeke, both of Quincy, Matt (Katie) Farr and Adam (Kendell) Farr, all of Canton, MO, Christina (John) Daniel of Quincy, and LarRayna (Brandon) Boden of Liberty, and Thomas and Eline Vollema; eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Aubrie and Joseph Daniel, Marshall and Sylas Farr, Lylah and Vayda Boden, and Clarissa Gadeke (Rinne’ Ceja); a brother, Leonard (Nancy) Morley of Mendon; and several nieces and nephews.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Joe Ferguson.

Services: 10:00 am on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Manago officiating.

Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Barbara, Leonard and families – Sandy and I are so sorry for your loss. Raymond was a really good guy. We always looked forward to visiting with Raymond at the class reunions. We will miss him. John (57′) & Sandy(58′)

  2. Deeply sorry Barb,Lori, Allen and the rest of my Morley family. I have many memories from my childhood visiting the the family and have always been particularly fond of Raymond. With a heavy heart I send my love and prayers .Raymond was a wonderful person inside and out that loved and provided for his family unselfishly .I will forever remember his smile and kindness he shown me. Fly high Raymond an Rest in Paradise.

  3. Barb,
    So sorry for your loss! Raymond was a great man and a powerful, Godly influence for many. He will be greatly missed.

  4. So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of your family at this time and sending prayers. Keep your faith!
    Barb Duesterhaus & Family

  5. From the staff of Southern Court of Good Samaritan Home. Sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy of the passing of Raymond.

  6. Barb so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may Raymond rest in peace.

  7. So sorry to hear of the loss of Raymond. Keeping his family, the extended famiky and friends in our thoughts!

  8. Bless Mr. Morley… he was one of a kind!!! I had the chance to meet him a few time and he always keep me on my toes!! Loved it.. hope he was happy with the work I did for him !! Will be thinking of him from time to time, he is truly in a better place!! RIP Mr. Morley

  9. Leonard I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Many prayers to all of the family.

  10. A wonderful, Christian man, great husband and father. Our sympathies and condolences and prayers are with you during this time. He will be very missed by all friends and family.

  11. May the love and memories you will carry forever in your heart give you strength to walk through this time of sorrow. May God grant you comfort and peace that passes all understanding.
    Friends of Norma and her family and past neighbors.

  12. Dear Morley &Gadeke Family,
    We shall miss seeing Mr. Morley at the basketball games this season.
    Dick & PAT Wentura

  13. So sorry for your loss. We will be out of town and unable to attend the visitation. Will always remember the Cold Cardinal game, and when Raymond was President of the Board of Education at Unit 4.

  14. Lori and family sorry of the loss of your dad . May he find Rest And Peace and you guys find comfort as well

  15. So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. I remember so many memories of him at Zion church activities. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all these next few days. Think of all those specials memories of him.

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