JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Billy Joe  Morgan


Billy Joe  Morgan, 66, of Overland Park (Morris Village), Kansas, passed away 
at his home  on Friday, August 29, 2008. The family will receive friends from 
6-8 p.m. on  Thursday, September 4, 2008, at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 
Olathe Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Camp 
Quality Northwest  Missouri, PO Box 9044, St. Joseph, MO 64507. To leave a 
special message for the  family, please visit at _www.PenwellGabel.com_ 
(http://www.PenwellGabel.com) . Billy Joe was born  December 26, 1941, at his 
home in Buzzard Roost, Ill., to Willie and Effie  Morgan. He was graduate of 
Waltonville High School in Waltonville, Ill.  Following graduation, he moved 
to Kansas City, Mo., where he became a barber. He  was a veteran of the Vietnam 
conflict. After the war, he returned to the Kansas  City area and went to work for 
Kinneys Plumbing in Olathe, where he worked for  36 years. His hobby and love was 
his antique Farmall tractors that he enjoyed,  and he loved to talk about and 
show in Parades. He was preceded in death by his  parents, a daughter, Cynthia 
Morgan, six brothers and five sisters. He is  survived by four sisters, 
Maggie Ransom, Dorothy Mays, Irma Grant, and Gloria  McNeil; a brother, Robert 
Lewis Morgan, and many nieces and nephews. 


Source: Kansas City Star 
Date: 9/2/2008 - 9/3/2008
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

 

 

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