Thursday, April 30, 2009
Madolyn Alice Gordon
Winterset Madisonian - September 16, 1992
Funeral services for Madolyn Alice Gordon Morrissey, 79, will be held Thurs., Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Epperson will officiate. Visitation is Wed., Sept. 16, from 3 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Morrissey died on September 14, 1992 at Bethesda Care Center in Winterset.
She was born in Winterset on June 27, 1913 to Charles William and Anna (Burns) Gordon. She married Bernard "Pat" Morrissey in Trenton, Mo. on March 3, 1931. She was a lifelong resident of Winterset and was bookkeeper for Morrissey Farm Machinery and Motors from 1938 to 1960. She ran her own store, Madolyn's Gift Shop, from 1960 to 1977. She was a charter member of the Madison County Historical Society and a member of the Madison County Antique Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard Morrissey, a former Winterset mayor; a daughter; two brothers; and two sisters.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Jean Morrissey of Fort Dodge; two sons, Eddy Morrissey of Peoria, Ariz. and James Morrissey of Vernon, Texas; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a nephew, Brian Morrissey of Winterset.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Madison County Historical Society. Burial will be at Winterset Cemetery.
January 30, 1991, Page 12B
Funeral services for Bernard (Pat) Morrissey, 80, former mayor of Winterset for 13 years, were held Wed., Jan. 30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Father Phillip E. Lawler officiating. Morrissey died January 27 at his residence.
A lifetime Winterset resident, he was born September 30, 1910 in Union township to Patrick Edmund and Katherine Anna (Bruns) Morrissey. He married Madolyn Gordon in Trenton, Mo., March 3, 1931. He was a self-employed farm implement dealer, owning and operating Morrissey Truck Lines from 1934 - 1941, Morrissey Farm Machinery 1941-1977 and Morrissey Motors 1949-1967.
He was elected mayor of Winterset 1975 through 1988. He received the Winterset FFA Chapter, Outstanding Citizen Award in 1965 and the Winterset Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year Award in 1987. Current memberships included a lifetime membership in the American Shetland Pony Club, Area VI Shetland Pony Breeder's Association and Midwest Classic Shetland Breeder's Association. Past memberships included the Rotary Club for 40 years, the Madison County Fair Board for 25 years, president of the Madison County Fair Board for ten years and Iowa Retail Equipment Association, Board of Directors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jean Ann Morrissey of Fort Dodge; two sons, Ed Wayne Morrissey of Peoria, Ariz. and James Bernard Morrissey of Vernon, Tex.; four sisters, Cecelia Bridenstine of Winterset, Mary Dorothy Hochstetler of Dexter, Marguerite Herrick of Indianola and Ruth Ann Klemm of Sun City, Ariz.; a brother, Patrick Henry Morrissey of Winterset; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Burial was at Winterset Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Madison County Fair Association.
Our Family Homes--Then and Now
Our Homes, some were lived in for generation, some for just a short time.
Villages, Towns and Cities of my family.
Some of the homes and places my family and extended family have lived.
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