Marjorie R. Morey, 79, of Cambridge, died Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30, at the Cambridge United Methodist Church. Rev. David Joyce will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, rural Annawan. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Cambridge United Methodist Church. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Marjorie Asbell was born May 18, 1934 in Kewanee, the daughter of Charles and Ruby Comstock Asbell. She was educated in Kewanee schools and graduated from Kewanee High School in 1952. Her marriage to Deane Morey took place on December 28, 1952 in Kewanee. They were happily married for 53 years until he passed away January 11, 2005. Marjorie enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her five children. She also worked for the Henry County Health Department, testing the vision and hearing of preschool and school age children of Henry and Stark County. She retired in May of 1992.
She was a 30 year member of the Home Extension and a charter member of Valley View Country Club. She was a past PTA president and part of the Cambridge Elementary reading program. Her greatest service of love was to her home church. Throughout the years she taught Sunday School, Bible School, was a youth leader, and sang in the church choir. She served on the church board and was chairperson of the Council of Ministries. She served several terms as president of the United Methodist Women. A few of her cherished projects were being a member of the Ruth Circle which helped organize the start of the Fall Review, coordinating the 135 th anniversary of the church, and organizing the drive for the church chimes. Marjorie was an avid game player, who enjoyed countless hours playing with her children, grandchildren, and many friends. She enjoyed gardening, reading, attending bible study and prayer group. Her biggest joy was being able to travel and visit with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory are three daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna and Tunis Hunt, Lake Wylie, SC, Cheryl and Dennis Evert, Cambridge, Wendy and John Mowery, Lancaster, PA, and two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Joyce Morey, Assumption, IL, and Douglas and Celeste Morey, Longwood, FL. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and (spouses), Tunis (Estela) Hunt, Charles (Cannon) Hunt, and Christy (Brian) Lengers, all of Charlotte, NC, Deane (Christine) Morey, Sutter, IL, Blair (Nichelle) Morey and Rebekah Morey, of Kewanee, Michael Evert, East Lansing, MI, Anna Evert, Peoria, IL, Matthew (Tricia) Morey, Houston, TX, John, Eddie, and Ruby Mowery, Lancaster, PA. Also surviving are eleven great grandchildren, a brother, Harry Asbell, Kewanee, and four sisters, Louise White, Kewanee, Norma Nyman, Kewanee, Evelyn Larson, Sarasota, FL, and Sarah Corwin, Sarasota, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, Harold Bringadello, LeRoy Asbell, and Paul Asbell, and four sisters, Irene Dyer, Julia Cone, Marian Tracy, and Thelma Asbell.