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Grover Morphis

November 23, 1926 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 93)

Obituary

Grover Morphis, 93, of Watson, formerly of Bible Grove and McLeansboro, IL, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at his daughter’s home surrounded by his loving family. 

Grover was born on November 23, 1926 in Bearden, OK, the son of George W. and Lola M. 
(Johnston) Morphis. He married Thelma A. Ray on September 4, 1948, and she preceded him in death on April 28, 2000.

Grover served his country in the United States Army from 1945-1947. He was a life-long oil field worker and construction worker. Grover enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening, and reading and watching old westerns. He was a gentle human being who loved his family.

Grover is survived by his daughters, Linda Gordon of Shelbyville and Donna (Jerry) Roberts of Watson; grandchildren, Crystal (Mike) Foreman, Christopher Backs, Jeremiah (Shannon) Roberts, and Jesse (Jeremy) Patnaude; great-grandchildren, Greyson Foreman, Rowyn Foreman, Kennedy Backs, Kameron Roberts, Hadley Roberts, Brooklyn Roberts, Brady Patnaude, and Miles Patnaude; 3 step-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Owen (Bonnie) Morphis and Hugh Morphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelma; infant son, Billie Glen Morphis, son-in-law, Jeff Gordon; sisters, Kathleen, Geneva, and Virginia; and special friend, Lois Smith.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Burial with military rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL. 

Arrangements are in the care of Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Memorials may be made to Watson United Methodist Church, Watson, IL, or donor’s choice. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 30, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Gholson Funeral Home- McLeansboro
500 South Washington St.
McLeansboro, IL 62859

Graveside Service
Saturday
November 30, 2019

2:00 PM
IOOF Cemetery
IL Route 14
McLeansboro, IL 62859

Graveside Military Honors
Saturday
November 30, 2019

IOOF Cemetery
IL Route 14
McLeansboro, IL 62859

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
November 30, 2019

IOOF Cemetery
IL Route 14
McLeansboro, IL 62859

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