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Charlene "Char" Dumford Morris

Charlene "Char" Dumford Morris

Charlene 'Char' Dumford Morris, age 92, of Quincy, passed away at her home and went to be with her husband Robert on the morning of November 9, 2021. She was born on August 24, 1929 in Quincy, IL the daughter of Harry & Anna (Huckstep) Dumford. She married Robert Charles Morris on August 5, 1950 in St. Francis Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2013.

Char was a 1947 graduate of Quincy Senior High School and worked at Moorman Manufacturing prior to the birth of her children. Over the years, her and her husband Bob volunteered with multiple organizations in town, including St. John the Baptist School where she was inducted in 1985 into the sports hall of fame. They also volunteered at the CYO where she served as an interim director, Quincy Notre Dame, and the QU Mart Heinen Club. In 1989 she was named worker of the year for the Mart Heinen Club and was also an inductee in to the Quincy University Sports Hall of Fame. Char was also an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Char is survived by
SEVEN CHILDREN: Pamela Paden, Gregory (Pam) Morris, Kenneth (Terri) Morris, Jeffery (Lori) Morris, Denise (Jerry) Blackledge, Roger (Amy) Morris and Kimberly (Tad) Nixon.
19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law: Margaret Andrews and Rose (Tom) Gott; one brother-in-law: Jim Morris. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Char was also preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law: Steve Paden, her siblings: Geneva (Norman) Ator, Dorothy (Eugene) Milliron, Harry (Dorothy) Dumford; in-laws: Earl (Dorothy) Morris; Paul (Sherry) Morris; Sue Morris and Daniel Andrews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 12 from 10:00 AM until the time of the services at 11:00. Memorials may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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From:
Bruce Hillebrenner
Fowler, IL
Comments:
Kenny so sorry for you lose
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Mary Mahair Fuller
Quincy, IL
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So very sorry to hear of Charlene's passing. She was a dear and i always enjoyed visiting with her
From:
Marty Morris Schillerstrom
Naperville,, IL
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To my wonderful and much loved Aunt Char! I will miss your smiling, gentle ways! Love. You always.
From:
JIM MCGINN
QUINCY, IL
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GREG AND PAM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
From:
Martha Gott Sankey
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To my very special Aunt Char. I will always remember your steadfast ways and thank you for your greatest gift -- your children. Much love.
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Pam Laaker
Quincy, IL
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We extend our sympathy to the Morris Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Chuck and Pam Laaker
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Bonnie (Bennett) Perrine
QUINCY, IL
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I am very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I always enjoyed volunteering with her at St. John's and Notre Dame. She was a great lady. You are all in my prayers.
From:
Ken and Stacie (Wood) McColez
Schertz, TX
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So sorry for your earthly loss. A lot of wonderful memories growing up with our 9th street gang. Charlene was always kind to me.
From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Kids - Mom is again with Dad! Also with Jesus! How great is that! Peace to all of you at this time. She always brought a smile to my face!
From:
Wanda Aden
Quincy, IL
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Charlene was a very special lady! She will certainly be missed! You are in my thoughts and prayers! 🙏
From:
Mike Mason
Q uincy, IL
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What a good lady, you should be proud of her life.
From:
Travis Logsdon and family
Volo, IL
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Our deepest sympathies to the family. I have many fond memories spending time with Aunt Charlene. I miss the family picnics.
From:
Paul and Linda Morris
Elmhurst, IL
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Roger and my favorite cousins and the house where the Chicago Morris' loved to visited every August, We are so sorry for your loss. She was an awesome aunt. May eternal rest be granted to her and may Your perpetual light shine upon her.

Sincerely, Paul, Linda, Judy, KC, Emily, and Trey Morris
From:
Karen Andrews Myers
Saint Louis, MO
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We love you, Aunt Char, and will always remember your laughter and teasing -- welcoming each of us with a big smile and an open heart. Peace to my cousins and their families.

With love, Karen, Jim, Kelly, Ryan, and Sean