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Morris M. Morrell, 90, of Camden, passed away at 5:50 AM, Saturday, September 17, 2016, at his home.
He was born on May 25, 1926 in Camden, Illinois, the son of Roy and Ruth (Marlow) Morrell. He married Rosalie Billingsley on February 25, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Sharon Topel, of Quincy, Gary Morrell and wife Marsha, of Camden, and Carl "Russ" Morrell and partner Greg Gerhart of St. Louis, Missouri, three grandchildren, Joe Topel, Andrew Topel and wife Crystal and Tom Topel, one great grandchild, Miriam Topel, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Sam Topel. Morris was a US Army veteran of World War II. After returning from service in Japan, he was a life-long farmer in Camden Township as the owner and operator of Triple M Farms, Inc. He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post #4 for over 70 years, and served as a Camden Township trustee for 25 years.
Services will be at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Tom Robbins officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery, with military rites by the US Army Burial Detail and the Schuyler American Legion Post #4. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
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