Marilyn L. Morrison

  • Born: February 19, 1936
  • Died: April 24, 2016
  • Location: Muscatine, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marilyn L. Morrison, 80, of Muscatine, formerly of Atalissa died Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be after 12 noon until services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website @

Marilyn Lee Bell was born February 19, 1936, in Iowa City the daughter of Vernon and Margaret (Cannon) Bell. She raised her family in Atalissa, moving to Muscatine after her children were grown. Marilyn loved the simple things in life, her gardens, flowers, her dog named Mugs, but most of all she loved being mom, grandma and great-grandma!

Her family includes her children, Clem Morrison (Michele), Merle Morrison (Patti), Marion "Ted" Morrison, Eugena "Jeanne" Ross (Robert), Tammy Smith (Teddy Kauffman), Twyla Hertz (Dale); 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; and 7 brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, Eugene Morrison, a brother, a sister, her dog, Mugs, and a granddaughter, Jill Rehan.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I think of you often and not a day goes by that I wish you were still here with us. I LOVE YOU FOREVER and all you have done through the years for us kids.
So many memories I have in my heart with you and they will always be there for you are Loved more than any words can say.

Miss You Mom,

Posted by Tammy (Tamra) Smith - Muscatine, IA - Daughter   May 06, 2016


It is with a heavy heart that we offer our deepest sympathies in the passing of your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and friend. May she be wrapped in angel wings to watch and protect her family, who were the center of her world in life.

Tammy and Lani Kuklok

Posted by Tammy and Lani Kuklok - LeClaire, IA - Friend   April 26, 2016


tammy and all of your sorry to hear of your moms passing.its been many years since I have seen her.she was always so funny to talk to.her and gary went round and round and I am sure that will continue in heaven now.please know I am thinking of you .sending hugs and prayers! chris ohl and Jeremy too!!!

Posted by chris ohl - davenport, IA - Friend   April 26, 2016

Thinking of you all. Very sorry for your loss. Take care of each other: Jessica smith- UIHC ER

Posted by Jessica smith - North liberty, IA   April 25, 2016

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