Esther Morrison


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Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 6:10 pm
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Esther E. Morrison, 93, of Rock Island, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moline. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at church. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Church or a school or a favorite charity.
Esther was born on Sept. 19, 1919, in Andalusia, the daughter of Gotlieb and Frieda Haas Blaser. She married Keith H. Morrison on Aug. 12, 1940, at the "Little Brown" Church, in Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1965.
Esther was employed as a bookkeeper at the former Times Democrat, Davenport, for 23 years, retiring in 1984.
Esther was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church, and was very active in church activities, especially the Ladies Guild.
She served as a volunteer for more than 20 years with various charitable organizations, including Meals on Wheels. She received an award from Modern Woodman for her many years of volunteer service.
Esther enjoyed sports, especially her Chicago Cubs and the Fighting Illini.
Survivors include her daughter, Anne Quade, Rock Island; grandchildren, Lisa, Ronald (Julie), Stephanie (Jim) Thomas (Shelly), Nathan (Mary Ellen), James (Jennifer) and Tamara (Chris). There are 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, Vern Blaser, Downers Grove, Ill.; and daughter-in-law, Cherrie Morrison, Clinton, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Keith; and twin sons, Ronald and Randall.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.deroofuneralhome.com.












 



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