Gwen  Morrison


Gwendolyn Elizabeth Morrison, 79, of Ottumwa died at 12:04 p.m. June 23, 2019 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
She was born March 30, 1940 in Watertown, NY to Vernon A. and Madeline Moulton. Gwen married John Abel and they later divorced. She married Ray V. Morrison in 1970 and he preceded her in death on October 5, 1975.
Gwen had been a member of Albia Road Baptist Church. She loved fishing and playing horseshoes.
Surviving is a daughter, Liz (Troy) Barker of Ottumwa; three sons, Terry Abel, Phil (Julia) Morrison and Joel (Suzie) Morrison all of Ottumwa; 11 grandchildren, Adam, Drew, Josh, Anjelica, Ashlee, Autumn, Kegan, Theron, Seth, Madison and Lane; and 11 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Thomas.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with her son, Phil Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery in Davis County.
Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.
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Published on June 24, 2019
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3 posts

Joyce Lancey
Jun 26, 2019
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. It has been years since we were together. I think fondly of old memories from then. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this time of loss.
Jennifer Richmond
Jun 26, 2019
She was a wonderful lady she had the most patience out of anyone that ever my dad dated he was a tough cookie to handle but she was even tougher she will greatly be missed I appreciate the love that she had for my dad when they dated years ago before he passed my heart goes out to all family and friends rip Gwen you will be missed and never forgotten ❤
Dave&Theresa; melling
Jun 25, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss ,she was a very fine person and was loved by many people,we are thinking of you, R.I.P