Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


February 1, 2013

Larry Morgan

Harvey —  

Graveside funeral services for Larry Morgan, of Harvey, were held on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the Graceland Cemetery with Pastor Diana Pollard officiating.  Vocalists: Mike and Libby Miller and Dennis Seibert shared “I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone”.  Casket bearers included  Jay Stephens, Danny Brown, Jim Hurst, T.J. Van Veen, Tom Essary and David Morgan.

Larry Eugene Morgan was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Oskaloosa, the son of Lester Farell Morgan and Lucile Mary (Keller) Morgan.

Larry was raised in Harvey and lived there all of his life.  He graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1955.  

On April 6, 1956, he was united in marriage to Shirley Van Veen.  Larry worked for the railroad, drove a truck and then went to work for Pella Corporation.  He operated a lift truck during most of his career at Pella.  He retired after 30 years of service in 1994.  In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and taking care of his yard.  He also loved using his International Tractor around his property.

Larry passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Mercy Medical Center, in Des Moines, at the age of 77 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry and a nephew, Dannie Morgan.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Shirley; sons:  Jim (Peggy) of Knoxville and Gary of Denver, Colorado; two grandsons:  Gary and Chris Morgan and a great-grandson, Isaiah Puckett and many other family members and friends.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Harvey United Methodist Church.  Online condolences may be left at

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