Obit: Marilyn Morse, 82, Scottville

May 30, 2014

Marilyn (Jean) Morse age 82 passed away on May 28, 2014 at Autumn Winds AFC Home. She was born July 21, 1931 in Battle Creek, MI the daughter of the late Leslie Wordon and Margaret (Pierce). Jean spoke of many memories of her childhood, especially the time she spent on her grandparent’s farm.

Jean was married at the age of 18 and moved to the Walhalla area where she raised her family and attended adult education classes at Mason County Central, receiving her diploma in June of 1977.

She had a real love for the game of baseball and rarely missed watching a Tigers game. Jean played short stop on a woman’s softball league for many years and was considered a valuable team member, winning many state championships. Jean also enjoyed a good game of cards, doing word search puzzles, listening to country music and watching old western movies. In the late 80’s she returned to Athens, MI, where she was a long time member of the Sonoma Methodist Church. Jean retired from Western Michigan University in 1996 where she worked as a cook. In 2007 she moved into the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Scottville, where she resided for 4 years before moving to Autumn Winds AFC in 2011. There she was loved and cared for by a wonderful group of people.

She is survived by her son; Robert (Marlene) Morse, daughter; Jean Wood, grandchildren; Sherman (Jennifer) Morse, Rick (Stacy) Morse and Mike Wood, Jennifer Andrews, Stacy Monroe, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.  Jean is preceded in death by her parents; Leslie and Margaret Wordon, sister and brother-in-law; Elenore and Cleo “Chink” Soule.  No service is planned at this time. Jeans final resting place will be at Burr Oaks Cemetery in Athens, MI. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Michigan or The Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit Jeans personal memory page  at to share a story or photo with her family. The family has entrusted arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Ludington.

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