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Alta E. Morris

LEE CENTER – Alta Eileen Morris, 96, of Lee Center, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. She worked as a housekeeper for KSB Hospital in Dixon before retiring.

Alta was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Prosperity, Pa., the daughter of Albert and Emily (Grimm) Shriver. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lee Center, where she was involved in the Ladies Circle and the Ladies Auxiliary. Alta also was a Rebecca and a member of Lee County Home Extension.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna (Sherman) Shaw of LaMoille, Sharon (Melvin) McNinch of Lee Center, and Shirley (Dale) Barlow of Amboy; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Morris; and one brother, Homer Shriver.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lee Center. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Jack M. Briggs, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

A memorial has been established to First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lee Center.

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