Nov. 22, 2008

Edgar D. “Philip” Morse, 61, of Chillicothe, died at 9:53 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Sept. 18, 1947, in Canton to Harry P. and Beatrice Morse, he married Ruth E. Krider Sept. 29, 1983, in Tazewell County. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Matthew (Tina) Morse of Atlanta, Stacy Morse of Washburn, Debra “Bit” (Heith) Evans of Chillicothe, Bryon (Adi) Kellum of Morton, David (Andrea) Kellum of Peru,
Michelle Hagy of East Peoria and William Kellum of Peoria; and 15 grandchildren.

He worked for Caterpillar Inc. Tech Center in Mossville for more than 35 years.

He was a member of Local 974 of Peoria.

He was a member of the Peo-Taz Abate.

Visitation was Tuesday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, with cremation rites following.

Memorials may be made to Rescue 33.

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