Genevieve Morgan, 94 of Effingham, formerly of Springfield, died at 5:05 a.m. on Friday July 11, 2014 at Lakeland Rehabilitation Center in Effingham. She was born August 27, 1919 in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of John Franklin and Erma Ann Aldrich Murphy. She married Charles M. Morgan on January 27, 1940 and he preceded her in death on December 25, 2002.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, V. Joyce Ryan; son, Dennis C. Morgan and brother, C. William Murphy.
She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Brager (son-in-law, Peter) of Empire, MI; a daughter-in-law, Carla Morgan of Newton, IL; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 4 nieces; 3 nephews and a beloved friend, Pat Cerny.
Genevieve was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and Modernistic School of Beauty Culture. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Altar and Rosary Society, St. Victor’s Circle of St. Joseph Home Coterie, St. Louise de Marillac Guild Society, Catholic Daughters of America and Woman’s Club of Springfield. She was also a former member of Brinkerhoff Home Association, Y-not Dancers and American Business Women’s Association. She was Carillon Chapter Woman of the Year in 1989.
Mrs. Morgan was Division Distributor of Beauty Counselor Cosmetics for 30 years and retired from Sears after 10 years of service. Mrs. Morgan was an avid bridge player, an artist of water colors and oil paintings and a member of the Prairie Art Alliance and Sangamon County Water Color Society. She also wrote poetry.
Visitation: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament Church.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating.
Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Parish.