Vesta Lucille Morgan


Vesta Lucille Morgan, 103, of Paris, Illinois, formerly of Westfield, Illinois, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at her residence. She was a devoted homemaker and minister’s wife.

She was born September 12, 1918, in St. James, Missouri, the daughter of the late Elmer and Elizabeth Harriett (Geisler) Grayson. She married the Rev. Allen David Morgan on May 17, 1934, in St. Louis, Missouri. He preceded her in death on December 7, 1980.

Survivors include five children, Harriett Ramsey of Paris, Ava (James) Gilbert of Brocton, Illinois, David (Barbara) Morgan of Paris, Roger (Peggie) Morgan of Princeton, Illinois, and Marvin (Martha) Morgan of Philo, Illinois; a daughter-in-law, Carol Cooper of Charleston, Illinois; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; thirty-six great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Morgan; a son-in-law, James Ramsey; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Morgan was a member of First United Methodist Church of Paris and a former member of the Westfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and the outdoors. She will be remembered as a prolific quilter and seamstress and a talented cook, especially at chicken and dumplings.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association.


Services celebrating her life will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Westfield, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

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