MOLINE – Marcia S. Morris, 67, of Moline, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.
The former Marcia Sue Maxfield was born July 14, 1946, in Geneseo, the daughter of R. Stanley and Phyllis (Hillmer) Maxfield. In 1964, she graduated from Morrison High School, where she was an avid baton twirler. She married William R. Morris on Sept. 6, 1969, in Rock Island.
Marcia was a nurse for a majority of her adult life. She earned her licensed practical nurse and registered nurse degrees from Black Hawk College. She worked for Illini Hospital in Silvis for more than 30 years, retiring in 2001.
She was politically active, helping on several Democratic campaigns over the years. She was a member of the Red Hatters. She also was active in several nursing organizations, including the American Nurses Association and the State of Illinois Nurses Association, where she served on the board of directors and as district president.
She was passionate about people, nature, and the outdoors, especially her garden. She also enjoyed traveling, cooking, and sewing.
Marcia is survived by her husband, Bill Morris of Moline; a son, Michael W. Morris of Iowa City, Iowa; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Paul DeSchepper of Moline; grandchildren, Alex Roth and his girlfriend, Nina Reynolds, and Ian and Hannah DeSchepper; her mother, Phyllis Maxfield of Morrison; siblings and their spouses, Barry and Dorothy Maxfield of Merrill, Wis., Brian and Roberta Maxfield of DeKalb, Nancy Carlson of Geneseo, Janet and Thomas Beveroth, Paul Maxfield, and Vaughn and Martina Maxfield, all of Morrison, and Phillip and Anita Maxfield of Leesburg, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Jeffrey Maxfield, and a brother-in-law, Terry Carlson.
A memorial gathering will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and a brief time of sharing of stories for family and friends at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center in Moline. Burial will be at a later date at Rock Island National Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Bill Morris for an education fund to be established for Marcia’s family.
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