Barbara Jean Morell, 64


Barbara Jean Morell, 64, of Hillsboro, died on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 12:56 p.m. at her residence.

Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Simburger officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Morell was born on  May 13, 1956, in Hannibal, MO, to Charles H. and Doris J. (Ogden) Johnson. She married Gregory Morell on July 11, 1989, at the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro.

Mrs. Morell graduated from Staunton High School in 1974. She was a nursing assistant and activity director at Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care Center.

Mrs. Morell is survived by her husband; mother, Doris J. (Ogden) Payad of Lebanon, TN; children, William “Billy” Morell of Hillsboro, Joann (Dustin) Watson of Hillsboro, Justin (Christi) Morell of St. Louis, MO, and Brandon (Breann) Morell of Litchfield; ten grandchildren, Matthew Watson, Tyler Watson, Thomas Watson, Kaden Watson, Jacob Bourke, Faith Morell, Brandon Morell, Evan King, Avery Morell and Trenton Morell; and three sisters, Linda Neylon of Chicago, Dorothy (George) Parides of Scottsdale, AZ, and Elizabeth (Daniel) Sherfy of Lebanon, TN.

She was preceded in death by her father; and brother, Roger Johnson.

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