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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 24, 2013

OBITUARY ~ Franklin Leroy "Frank" Morse
March 4, 1950 ~ October 15, 2013

Franklin Leroy Morse son of Everett & Opal (Jones) Morse, was born at home near Conway, Iowa on March 4, 1950. He grew up in Ringgold County and went to Mount Ayr Community School. Leroy worked at Gummy Bears factory in Creston for 15+ years and did farm work on the side. He loved to spend time with the grandkids and the grandsons even got him to play video games. He enjoyed Bike Rallys and the outdoors. He loved to cut and haul wood with his son-in-law. He liked to watch western shows.

He passed away suddenly at Ringgold County Hospital on October 15, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ruth Morse; and grandson Arron.

Survivors include his children Christina (Jeff) Dillinger of Diagonal, IA, John (fiancÚ Tanya) Morse of Norwalk, IA, and Jennifer Morse; grandchildren Brandon Lawrence, Rosmary Hunt, Quintin Chumbley, Dylan, Justin, Jeremiah, Natausha, and Kaylynn Dillinger, Tommy Morse, Hannah Wilson, Ethan Morse, Jaquoyr Barrett, Zalina Morse, Jazabella Morse, and Jennifer's children; siblings Ruby Hull of Redding, IA, Marvin Morse of Mount Ayr, Ron Morse of Washington state, Nancy (Jerry) Clark of Diagonal, Julie Roach of Adel, IA, Rick Morse of Essex, IA, Bonnie (Frank) Baker of Redding, IA; aunt Arlene Thomson of Savannah, MO, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to the family to be decided later.

Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Monday, October 21, 2013, with Pastor Ed Shields officiating. Vocalist were Tara Baker, Christina Dillinger, Natausha Dillinger, Tosha Morse and Alexus Shelley.

Casket bearers included Rick Morse, Ron Morse, Jeff Dillinger, James Richman, John Morse, Quintin Chumbley, Willi Jenson and Lee Boswell. Honoray pallbearers were Rod Holmes, Steve Cox, Tommy Morse, Dylan Dillinger, Donovan Flowers and John Hartsaw.

Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2013

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