Donald W. Morris, 83, of Dahinda, Illinois died at 11:15 P.M. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home. Donald was born on November 28, 1933 in Princeton, Illinois the son of Marvin and Marie (Washer) Morris. He attended and graduated from Bradford High School and studied agriculture in college for two years. Donald married Beulah M. Christiansen on August 13, 1955 in Neponset, Illinois. Donald worked as a farmer in Peoria, Toulon, Bradford and Dahinda area all of his life. He was also a member of the Dahinda United Methodist Church. Donald served in the United States Marine Corps from February 10, 1952 – February 9, 1955. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Morris of Dahinda, Illinois; his children, Karen M. (Tom) Dymit of Wheaton, Illinois, Kris L. (Danny) Key of Augusta, Georgia, Sandra J. (Dave) Cox of Phoenix, Arizona, Rita S. (Mark) Niebuhr of Williamsfield, Illinois, Steven M. Morris (Tracie) of Abingdon, Illinois and Donna M. (Jeff) Gage of Tyler, Texas; seventeen grandchildren and two step grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren; His brother Gordon (Sue) Morris of Monett, Missouri. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Dahinda United Methodist Church in Dahinda, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Dahinda United Methodist Church in Dahinda, Illinois. Rev. Jennifer Seder and Rev. Jeff Gage will officiate. Burial will be in at the Evergreen Memory Gardens in Kewanee, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Dahinda United Methodist Church. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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