Henrietta Morrill, 89 passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Countryside Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon where she has called home the last four years due to failing health. She was born in Versailles, KY on February 17, 1928 the daughter of James and Irene Stephens.
Herrietta was a long-time resident of Edinburg, Illinois. She had exceptional talent in furniture restoration and various crafts. She was a member of Edinburg First Baptist Church and enjoyed making flower arrangements for the congregation to enjoy. Her expertise in home decorating and floral design were displayed yearly when she opened her Edinburg residence during the Christmas Home Tours. The large lighted pine tree on the corner of the residence was a yearly icon that the Christmas Season had arrived.
She enjoyed a career creating wedding and other spectacular culinary baking arts. She retired from Memorial Medical Center in 1993, working as a baker in the department of diabetics. During this time, she demonstrated her culinary expertise by creating a cake replica of Memorial Medical Center “G” Building for their 90th Birthday Celebration.
Surviving is her Sister: Beulah (Dan) Franks of Frankfort, KY; two sons: Rick Morrill of Rangely, CO and William (Pam) Hartley of Versailles, KY, two Step-Daughters: Janice (Roger) Daniel of Mt. Vernon, IL and Peggy Striplin of Colorado Springs, CO; twelve grandchildren; Fifteen Great-Grandchildren and ten Great-Great Grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Edinburg. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Edinburg, IL with Pastor Denny Hamilton officiating. Burial will be held in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church 416 N. Ricks St. Edinburg, IL 62531.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.