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EMDEN -- Joan E. Morgan, 92, of Emden,
died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2009, at 7:35 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church
in Emden, with the Rev. David L. Hofer officiating. Visitation will
be from noon until 2 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery,
Arrangements are by
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Mrs. Morgan currently was a correspondent for the
Bloomington Pantagraph, Lincoln Courier, Pekin Daily
Times and Peoria Journal-Star. She was formerly
mayor of Emden for 12 years. In the 1940s she worked
at Emden News and as a telephone operator. She also
worked as a bookkeeper for Marten Motors in Emden
and retired from Farmers State Bank of Emden, where
she worked as a teller.
She was born Feb. 22, 1917, in Lincoln to Orla
and Jennie Rademaker Hitchcock. She married Earl
Frederick Morgan on Sept. 12, 1941, in Union, Mo. He
preceded her in death on April 13, 1992.
She is survived by one daughter, Jackie Bruketa
of Lincoln; one son, Don Morgan of Emden; two
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother,
Raymond Hitchcock. She was the last of her immediate
Joan was a volunteer for the SHARE food program and
Lincoln Food Pantry. She was a member of the Legion
Auxiliary of Emden.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran
Church of Emden, the Historical Society of Emden or
to the family.
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