Vurtis Moreland

Sunday, April 4, 2004

MOUNDS, Ill. -- Vurtis Josephine Moreland, 91, of Mounds. died Friday, April 2, 2004, at the Cobden City Care Center in Cobden, Ill.

She was born March 15, 1913, in Johnson County, Ill., daughter of William Marshall and Mary Ellen Dunn File. She and Rich F. Moreland were married. He died March 7, 1959.

She was a nursing assistant.

Survivors include two daughters, Marchetta DeWitt of Cobden, Glenda Smith of Marion, Ill.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, a sister and a great grandchild.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Moreland's re-quest was for her body to be donated to the SIU School of Medical Sciences and Research in Carbondale, Ill.

Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.