Lucille Morling, 85, of Galesburg, died at 4:14 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020, in Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.
She was born Clara Lucille Malcolm on February 22, 1935 to Herman Valentine and Maria Marguerite (Dunlevey) Malcolm. She married Dale Edwin Morling on January 16, 1955 at First Christian Church of Galesburg.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, Dale; three children, Valerie Jeanne (Alan Erwin) Edwards of Cameron, Paula Lynn (Steven Lee) Rassi of Morton, and Keith Russell (Tracy Ann) Morling of Galesburg; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (James) McGuire, Aaron (Sarah) Edwards, Amanda (Eric) Linder, Blake (Jezreel) Edwards, Ryan (Leane) Rassi, Seth (Chelsey) Morling, Calihan (Jessica) Morling, and Thaddeus Morling; a step granddaughter, Laura (Tim) Stanesa; eight great grandchildren, Jacob Edwards, Avery Edwards, Brayden McGuire, Brody McGuire, Sklyer McGuire, Maddie Linder, Clara Linder, Enzo Edwards; and four step great grandchildren, Christopher Stanesa, Andrew Stanesa, Benjamin Stanesa, and Katherine Stanesa. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
Lucille was a devoted homemaker and farm wife. She and Dale lived on the family farm in Warren County all her life before moving into Galesburg in 1994. She was an active member of Coldbrook Christian Church, its Women’s Club, and Naomi Circle. Lucille was also a member of Tuscrora Study Club and Chapter AN of PEO. She volunteered with Galesburg Cottage Hospital Lifeline Program, where she served as treasurer.
Lucille never knew her mother, as she passed away giving birth to her. Her family is comforted knowing that they are now reunited forever in heaven.
Lucille, my wife, mom, grandma, great grandma until we meet again. You will always be in our hearts.
Due to Tier 3 mitigations, there will now be a drive through visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Visitors will be required to remain in their vehicles. Private family funeral will be Friday, November 27, 2020, at the chapel with Rev. Rick Warren officiating. Those wishing to attend the funeral “virtually” may watch the live broadcast at 1 p.m. on the funeral home’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hinchliff-Pearson-West-Funeral-Directors-and-Cremation-Services-160333664037824. Burial will be in Galesburg Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Coldbrook Christian Church, Galesburg Rescue Mission, or Chapter AN of PEO. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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