EDNA L. MORSS IRVIN
Edna L. Morss Irvin, age 72, of rural Farmington, IA, died Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
She was born March 27, 1935, in Quincy, IL, a daughter of Frank and Lula Sherman Goodwin.
She married Estel Morss on June 20, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 30,1976. On March 6, 2003, she was united in marriage to John A. Irvin, Sr., by Pastor Shawn McAfee at his country home.
Survivors include her husband, John, of rural Farmington; one son, Roy Morss and his wife, Pam, of Kahoka; three daughters: Ann (David) Dillard, Sr. of Revere, Barbara (William)
Dunning, Sr. of Kahoka, and Eldonna Steffen of Quincy; three stepsons and their families:
John (Pam) Irvin of Kahoka, William Irvin of Revere, and Delbert Irvin and his special friend, Faith Egley, of Kahoka; nine grandchildren: Lee Ann (Keith) Summers of Brighton, IL, Dawn (Albert) Fikes of Independence, MO, Justin McClain and his special friend, Hope Egley, of
Medill, Jerred McClain of Revere, Jean Saxton of Wyaconda, Bill Dunning, Jr. of Kahoka,
Steven Morss of Kahoka, Nicole Morss of Kahoka, and, Caleb Morss and his special friend, Jessica Kuhlman, of Kahoka; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one brother, Everett Goodwin of Quincy, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ethmer Morss of Florida, Eunice Morss of Quincy, Marjorie Morss of Quincy, Iva and Kenneth Davis of Redondo Beach, CA, Andy Anderson of Coppers Cove, TX, and Wesley Irvin of Luray; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Estel.
Edna was a member of the Kahoka Seventh Day Adventist Church. She sold Avon and Stanley for many years and for 20 years was a secretary for Clark Co. Tax Service. She later worked for the Clark Co. Health Department and H. E. Sever Library until retiring in January of 2003.
Edna had many interests and sources of enjoyment. She loved to read, particularly westerns and mysteries. She loved to put together jigsaw puzzles, go boating and fishing, play cards with family and friends on a weekly basis, and care for her flowers and watch hummingbirds. She was an inspiration to her children and friends and enjoyed life. She gave her smiles freely to those around her.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 30, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor John Howells officiating. Special music was "In the Sweet By and By" and "When the Roll is Called up Yonder".
Pallbearers were Justin McClain, Jerred McClain, Bill Dunning, Jr., Jimmy Dillard, Keith Summers, David Dillard, Sr., Bill Irvin and Delbert Irvin.
Burial was in the Anson Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Saturday with family receiving
friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials were suggested to the Kahoka Seventh Day Adventist Church, the American Diabetes Association or the H. E. Sever Memorial Library.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.