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Phyllis J. Morey

Published: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 2:31 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 9:47 p.m. CST

MINERAL — Phyllis J. Morey, 79, of Mineral died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo.

Phyllis was born in Mineral on Jan. 6, 1933, to Roy and Cecelia (Doubler) Rakestraw. She graduated from Mineral High School in 1951, and was united in marriage to Benny Morey on June 7, 1951, in Princeton. He survives.

Phyllis served as Mineral Postmaster for 36 years until retiring in 1998. She also had worked as a cook for Mineral School District for many years. Phyllis was a lifelong member of Mineral United Methodist Church where she served as organist for more than 40 years. She also served as president of the Mineral-Gold Library for 26 years.

Survivors include her husband, Benny; one son, Dwight (Linda) Morey of Mineral; one daughter, Pam (Mike) Linnemann of Mineral; six grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) Morey, Monica Morey, Rob Morey, Jody (Jennifer) Junis, Angela (Kevin) Drinkall, and Jamie (Ashley) Junis; 11 great-grandchildren, Jonas, Felicia, Gage, Jordan, Ravin, Aubrey, Jakob, Noah, Gracie, Chelsea, and Caleb; one sister, Arvilla (Ron) McGuire of San Antonio, Texas; and a brother, Gary (Charlotte) Rakestraw of Mineral.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her great-granddaughter, Addison.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday at Mineral United Methodist Church, the Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate. Burial will be in Mineral Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Mineral United Methodist Church.

Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Annawan is assisting the family with arrangements.

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