Benny R “Lefty” Morey, 87, of Mineral, died on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo. Memorial services will be at a later date. Private family graveside services will be held at Mineral Township Cemetery on Saturday, January 16th. Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate. Memorials may be made to Mineral United Methodist Church or Hillcrest Home. Stackhouse-Moore, Annawan is assisting the family with arrangements.
Benny was born January 14, 1933 in Mineral, IL the son of Raymond E. and Ula M. (Ullrich) Morey. He was raised and educated in Mineral graduating Mineral High School in 1951. Benny married Phyllis Rakestraw on June 7, 1951 in Princeton, IL. She died on Sept. 27, 2012. Benny had worked for Robinson Farm Service, Goodrich Implement, Morey’s Standard Service and finally at Case I-H, East Moline where he retired in 1999.
Memberships include Mineral United Methodist Church, Grand Lodge of IL A.F.& A.M; Scottish Rite and UAW Local 1304, East Moline. Benny had served on the Mineral-Gold Fire Department for 20 years, on the Annawan School Board and Mineral Township Cemetery Board. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren and following their activities. He was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan. He especially enjoyed baseball and basketball.
Survivors include his son, Dwight (Linda) Morey, Annawan; daughter, Pam Morey, Mineral; grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) Morey, Monica Morey, Robert Morey, Jody (Jennifer) Junis, Angela (Kevin) Drinkall, and Jamie (Ashley) Junis; great grandchildren, Jordan, Jonas, Felecia, Gage, Ravin, and Aubry Morey, Jacob, Noah, Gracie, Caleb, and Cy Junis, and Chelsea Drinkall; great grandchildren; Jones, Nelly, and Jett Junis and Charlotte and Cay Leigh. Also surviving are his brother, Glenn Morey and sister, Nancy Nanninga, both of Mineral along with numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, wife, great granddaughter, Addison Morey, in-laws, Roy & Cecelia Rakestraw, brother-in-law, Donald Nanninga and sister-in-law Helen Morey all preceded him in death
Online condolences may be expressed at Benny’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.
Posted online on January 11, 2021