Marvin Deane Morey

April 21, 1956 - September 15, 2017

Marvin Deane Morey

Marvin Deane Morey, 61, of Assumption, formerly of Cambridge and rural Kewanee, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Pana Community Hospital.  He was born on April 21, 1956 in Kewanee, IL the son of Deane and Marjorie (Asbell) Morey.  He married Joyce Blair on August 20, 1977 in Cambridge, IL and she survives him.

Marvin was a Journeyman Lineman for Ameren of Illinois and was able to share his passion for line work by teaching others as the Superintendent of Electrical Training for Ameren of Illinois. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cambridge, the Fairview United Methodist Church in Sheffield, IL and the First United Methodist Church of Pana where he enjoyed singing in the Choir.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed being part of the CrossFit of Mt. Zion. He loved to travel, motorcycles, horses and bicycles.  He had achieved his dream of becoming a farmer. A quiet, but devoted man who loved his family, being a Papa was his proudest achievement.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons: Deane (Christine) Morey of Sutter, IL and Blair (Nichelle) Morey of Kewanee, IL; daughter, Rebekah Morey and her fiancé Matt Frisk of Kewanee, IL; special grandchildren: Emma, Josiah and Scarlett Morey and Caden Humphrey; sisters: Diana (Tunis) Hunt of South Carolina, Cheryl (Dennis) Evert of Cambridge, IL, Wendy (John) Mowery of Pennsylvania; brothers: Doug (Celeste) Morey of Florida and Paul (Susan) Mariman of Iowa.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana, IL with Pastor Amanda Richards and Pastor Dan Wright officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home. In keeping with Marvin’s wishes, cremation rites will follow the funeral services. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Valley View Country Club, 9701 IL State Rte. 82 in Cambridge, IL.

Donations Information

Memorials in his honor may be made to the Marvin Morey Memorial Account to be given towards The Fallen Lineman Charity and will be accepted by the State Bank of Toulon in Kewanee or McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.

Marvin Deane Morey

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