Alice "Jo" Josephine Morrison

Alice Morrison, age 100 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare of New Hampton. Alice “Jo” Morrison was born on October 29, 1914 to Joseph and Sarah (Guest) Brassington in Ottumwa, Iowa. She attended school in Ottumwa, IA. Jo moved to Muscatine, IA where she worked at a sandwich shop. She was united in marriage to Graham Morrison on August 27, 1937 in Ottumwa. The couple made their home in Muscatine and later moved to Ottumwa where they lived until 1953. They moved to Eddyville, IA and in 1961 they moved to New Hampton. Jo was employed at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in the dietary department, eventually becoming the dietary supervisor. In 1983 she retired from the hospital. Jo enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting, looking after her grandchildren, and making sure they had plenty of cookies and treats for them to share. She was a Past Matron of the Eastern Star, and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is survived by her children, Barbara Wilkin of Kansas City, KS, Connie Harding of Eddyville, IA, David (Judee) Morrison of Phoenix, AZ, Charles Morrison of Iowa City, IA, Nancy Edgar of New Hampton, IA; grandchildren, Laura Hurley, Robert Wilkin, Sara Jordison, Joellen Breon, Graham Morrison, Missy Gulick, Carly Edgar, Paul Edgar; and 11 great-grandchildren. Jo was preceded in death by her parents, husband Graham in 1987; four sisters, Sarah, Eleanor, Irene, and Bessie; and one brother, John in infancy.

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  1. Nancy, Sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a nice lady (I know where you get it from 🙂 What a long, full life she lived!
    My sympathy to you
    Deb Lantzky

  2. Regards to all Jo’s family. Both she and Graham were interesting people. We enjoyed our conversations when Jo was still able to be out and about.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jo. She was a wonderful and amazing woman and as I recall she loved to read. She was a great roommate to my mother, Edna Anderson. Once again they will see each other. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

  4. Nancy and family, sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I will always remember
    working for her and with her at the hospital. She was a smart, wonderful, amazing person!
    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God bless, Judi (Roths) Persichetti

  5. Nancy, so sorry to hear about your mom. She made the best butter cookies I ever had. Prayers to you and your family

  6. Nancy & Family….What a nice picture of your Mom on the website. I haven’t seen her for quite awhile (probably when I would wait on her at the bank), but that is just how I remember her–smiling and always nice to talk to. She was a big part of your life and we know how much you will miss her. With deepest sympathy for your loss…Judy and Bill Riley

  7. Hi Nancy and all the family. We were gone fishing in MN when your Mom died. I’m so sorry for your loss and know Jo is in heaven. It was always good to visit with her. Jack and Betty Gorman

    Sending sympathy and prayers for all.

  8. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time

  9. Sorry for the loss of your dear mother, what a wonderful long life she had. Outlived my mother (her first cousin in England) by five years. Looking at Jo is just like looking at my mother. They are now in heaven together.

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