Julie Morgan

Posted Online: March 16, 2014, 7:41 pm
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Julie A. Morgan, 55, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Julie was born Oct. 26, 1958, in Muscatine, Iowa, a daughter of Irwin and Roberta Wiggins Cunningham. She married Randy D. Morgan on Aug. 31, 1991, in Rock Island.
Julie was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Prior to moving to West Plains, she was employed with several area school districts and at Augustana College.
She was a member of DAV, Chapter 43, West Plains. Julie loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, biking, camping, fishing and flower gardening.
Surviving are her husband, Randy, West Plains; children, Jeremy D. Morgan, Vanessa M. Goodell, West Plains, Louis J. (fiancee, Jenna) Alcala, Davenport, and Lorna J. (Kyle) Freyermuth, Pomona, Mo.; grandchildren, Zack, Kayleb, Jayden and Maddyson Goodell, Joshua, Keeley and Aubrey Alcala, Brandon Rottman, Joseph Freyermuth and Kylah (Edward) Schoenhofen; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Abigail; parents, Irwin and Roberta Cunningham, Muscatine; siblings, Sarah (Robert) Landreth, Arkansas, David Cunningham, Debra Cunningham, Thomas Cunningham and Rhonda (Nick) Ziegenhorn, all of Muscatine, and Karen (Jeffrey) Crose, Illinois City; aunts, Peggy Bush and Joyce Cunningham, both of Muscatine; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Julie was preceded in death by her grandparents; daughter, Michelle A. Morgan; father-in-law, Raymond Morgan; and mother-in-law, Delores Renfro.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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