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-Charlotte Morrison-

Charlotte Morrison, 91, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Junction.

Funeral services for Charlotte were Monday, August 3, 2009 at 10:30 am at the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church.  Rev. Al Coffin officiated.  Casket bearers were Tami Schweitzer, Tony Morrison, Chris Reid, Brenda Mellecker, David Reid and
Anita McKillip.  Burial was in the Columbus City Cemetery.  Visitation was held on Sunday, August 2nd, at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services from 2:00-5:00 pm.   Memorials may be directed to the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church or the Colonial Manor Care Center in Charlotte’s name.  Online condolences may be left to the Morrison family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com

Charlotte Grace Sands was born June 30, 1918 in Ainsworth, Iowa, the daughter of Glen and Edna L. (Moore) Sands.  She lived in Washington County until 1933 before moving to Columbus Junction where she graduated from Columbus High School with the Class of 1936.  On January 22, 1937 Charlotte was united in marriage to John L. Morrison in Columbus Junction.  Charlotte worked as the bookkeeper for Fisher Implement Co., Morrison Bros. Implement, then later Morrison Implement Co. for more than 35 years.  She and her husband owned and operated Morrison Implement Co. until 1981, at which time they retired.    Charlotte was also a homemaker and member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.  She loved having coffee with her friends, and one of her greatest joys was playing the piano and organ by ear in the “Morrison Band” for over 40 years.  Many great family times included playing for dances at Kingsbury Inn, various parades and riding and playing on their pontoons at Lake Odessa.  Charlotte enjoyed life to the fullest, playing golf and entertaining the residents of Colonial Manor Care Center with her late brother, Bill Sands and his wife, Kathleen.                      

Charlotte will be dearly missed by her children: Lee Morrison and wife, Shelby, of North Liberty, IA and Tim Morrison and wife, Cindy of DeKalb, IL; six grandchildren:  Tami Schweitzer and husband, Dave of Washington, IA, Tony Morrison and wife, Kelly of Fort Collins, CO, Chris Reid and wife, Debby of Tomah, WI, Brenda Mellecker and husband, Keith of Cotter, IA, Anita McKillip and husband, Jody of Coralville, IA, and David Reid and wife, Beth of Washington, IA; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters:  Jean Wykert of Burlington and Joan Grim and her husband, Everett of Nichols; three sisters-in-law, Kathleen Sands of Columbus Junction, Barb Sands of Morning Sun and Rita Sands of Columbus Junction.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; her daughter, Sandra Betty Reid; 4 brothers:  James “Bill”, Bob, Dick and Sam; and 3 sisters: Myrna Hazelett, Lois Boyd, and Betty June Sands

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