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MORLAND, Myrtle F. 1915-2013


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/9/2019 at 18:18:12

Myrtle Frances Sheller Morland (Me-Me) was born on September 13, 1915, in Grundy County, Iowa, to Ruth May Schwab and Glenn Lohr Sheller. She was one of 6 children.

She spent her younger years on the Sheller farm, graduating from Wellsburg High at the age of 16. She completed two years of college at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and began teaching before her 18th birthday. Therefore, her first paycheck had to be made out and cashed by her father, Glen. She also taught her future brother-in-law, Merlin Frantz, first cousin Gerald Sheller and other family members.

On June 7, 1936, she married Ora Lewis Morland in the yard of the family home. She and Ora farmed and they owned a gas station. When World War II started, they moved to Washington State with sons Glenn and Marvin to work in the shipyards. She was a foreman and made $1,000.00 per month. While there their third child, Marilyn, was born. They came back to Iowa on a visit and decided to stay and farm. Their fourth child, Gloria, was born one year after they came back.

In her 40's she decided to go back to college and get her four-year teaching degree. It took her twelve years to graduate from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, as she was working as a first-grade teacher in New Virginia, Iowa. She retired from New Virginia after 25 years of teaching, moving to Colorado to be closer to her daughters.

Myrtle liked to cook, having cooked for several years at church camps, and she helped cook for the Wednesday Visitation group at Park Hill Baptist Church (in Pueblo, Colorado.) She was also head cook/supervisor for the SRDA Seniors meals. She was in her 70's and always said that she "was cooking for the old people," many of whom were younger than she was.

The Lord and faith were very important to her. Her favorite things were fishing and homemade ice cream. You didn't want to be close to her when she fished unless you wanted to be "the fish." And she was always the first in line to clean the ice cream paddle.

She leaves us to go be with her Lord and Savior, her parents, her baby brother (unnamed), brother and sister-in-law Charles and Arlene Sheller, sister and brother-in-law Emma and Wayne Hess, sister Doris, brother-in-law Merlin Frantz, son and daughter-in-law Marvin and Carole Morland, grandson Jeffery Brekke, and great-grandson Daniel Rodgers.

She leaves behind her sister ImoJean Frantz, sister-in-law Velma Sheller, children Glenn (Janice) Morland, Marilyn (Ken) Marshall, and Gloria (Richard) Brekke, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren plus nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
For God so loved the world so much that He gave his only Son to die for you and me, that we might be saved and live with him forever."
Myrtle's testimony


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