June  Morrison
Junella Morrison, 81, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. She was born May 12, 1938, in Pella, Iowa, the daughter of William and Wilma Wichhart Van Hal. She graduated from Pella High School with the class of 1956. In January of 1958, she was united in marriage to Richard Edwards. To this union two sons were born, Carl and Glen. Richard and June divorced in 1984. On August 30, 1986, she was united in marriage to Jerald Morrison. On June 3, 2018, Jerald died after 31 years of marriage.
Throughout her life June worked various places including: S and S Greenstamp Store, Tastee Treat in Oskaloosa, she was an aide at various nursing homes in Oskaloosa, and last she helped Jerald manage Quality Car Wash in Oskaloosa. She and Jerald also mowed yards around town.
She enjoyed doing crafts, going to Tulip Time in Pella, tending to her flower gardens, she and Jerald also enjoyed dressing as clowns and entertaining groups of people. She was very involved in The Salvation Army, and spent many hours ringing bells at Wal-Mart.
Her family includes her two sons, Carl (Melinda) Edwards of Oskaloosa and Glen Edwards of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; a stepdaughter, Tina (Darrell) Burns of Brookfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brandie Gott, Lisa Holmes, Sebastian Morrison, Tabitha Burns, and Cheyenne Burns; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marie Van Leeuwen; and three brothers, Don, Marion, and Bob Van Hal.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel with Reverend Molly Goodrich officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery at Pella. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin 12:00 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel on Thursday, July 25, 2019 and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army.
Published on July 23, 2019


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