August 18, 1923 - January 11, 2016
Violet "Vi" Marie Morlan, 92, formerly of Bloomfield, Iowa, passed away on January 11, 2016 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, Iowa. She was born on August 18, 1923 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Carroll and Vera (Orris) Hanshaw. Vi was united in marriage to Robert L. Morlan on June 5, 1944 in South Mills, North Carolina while he was stationed in the Navy. Bob preceded her in death on November 14, 2008. They farmed many years in both Appanoose and Davis County and also owned and operated Morlan's Jewelry in Bloomfield for 10 years. They then moved to Aitkin, Minnesota and operated a fishing resort for several years, eventually moving back to Bloomfield. Besides working with her husband, Vi also worked as a teller/secretary at the Centerville National Bank, Davis County Savings Bank and the Bank of Aitkin, Minnesota. Vi was a dedicated wife and mother who loved serving the Lord by being involved in her churches as children's choir director, playing and singing praise music in worship. Her faith in the Lord was very important to her and she loved sharing God's Love with others. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her five children, Jack (Paula) Morlan of Johnston, Iowa, Jill (Jerry) Jencks of Marion, Iowa, JoEllen (Lenny) Espeseth of Aitkin, Minnesota, Julie (Kurt) Swaim of Bloomfield, Iowa, Jane Morlan of Pulaski, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, whom she loved deeply; her three special sisters, Bertha Long, Delores Brown and Yvonne LaKose all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and many other loving family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and a brother, Bud Hanshaw. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Fairview Church of the Brethren, 18140 Highway T61, Unionville, Iowa with Pastor Spencer Keroff officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2016 with the family present to greet friends from 5-8 p.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Memorials may be given to the Fairview Church of the Brethren or the Missions Funds of the Centerville Assembly of God Church.
Violet "Vi" Marie Morlan, 92, formerly of Bloomfield, Iowa, passed away on January 11, 2016 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, Iowa. She was born on August 18, 1923 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Carroll and Vera (Orris) Hanshaw. Vi was united... View Obituary & Service Information
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