Beverly J. 'Jean' Morrow


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

KNOXVILLE - Beverly J. "Jean" Morrow, 71, 209 S. Broad St., died at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 15, 2008) at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born June 26, 1936, in Galesburg, the daughter of William and Inez Gossett Potter. She married Errett Thomas. She later married Henry "Hank" Collins. She later married Leon Morrow.

Surviving are one daughter, Becky Diane Howell of Galesburg; one son, Rick (Debbie) Thomas of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons-in-law, Mickey Oeth Sr of Eddyville, Ky., James Westfall of East Galesburg and Bobby Howell of Galesburg; special friend Olin Wilson of Galesburg; four grandchildren, Mickey Jr. (Rebecca) Oeth of Galesburg, Nolan Westfall of East Galesburg, Arricka Howell of Galesburg and Amos Howell of Galesburg; three great-grandchildren, Tiara Kavanagh of Galesburg, Kiara Oeth of Galesburg and Hunter Oeth of Galesburg,; and two stepsisters, Mary Jo Teel of Pocahontas, Ark., and Grace Stuart Jackson of Williamsfield. Preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Clifford Teel.

She was reared and educated in Knoxville, attending Knoxville High School. She received her GED in 1989 from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg.

She was a homemaker and worked at Maytag Corporation as an assembler for 32 years.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Galesburg, where she was very active and taught Bible school and summer school and served on the board. She volunteered at the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg. She was a member of the Old Thresher's Association in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where she owned and drove steam engine machines. She worked for Hannam's Auction Service in Galesburg. She gave to all charities and volunteered at the Salvation Army. She was an adventurous traveler.

Private service will be Thursday, Jan. 17, at Faith United Methodist Church in Galesburg, with the Rev. Jean Hembrough officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Faith United Methodist Church in Galesburg. Cremation will be accorded with inurnment in Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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