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|LaMorne (Hickey) Schurtz, 92, of Galesburg passed away ay 1:05 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2012 at Knox County Nursing Home.
She was born December 16, 1919 in Manning, IA to Jack and Pearl Franzwa West.
LaMorne is survived by her son, Patrick Hickey of Galesburg; her sister, Carol Park of Iowa; and her grandson, Sean Hickey of London, England.
Lamorne graduated with her RN from St. Anthony's School of Nursing in Carroll, IA, and also graduated from DePaul University in Chicago at the bachelor's level. She later received her master's degree from Western Illinois University. She was a captain in the Woman's Army Corps, serving as a nurse during WWII. She also served as the school nurse for District 205 for much of her life and started free eye, ear, and dental clinics for students.
LaMorne was a charitable woman, who spent much of her time helping her fellow man, with a special concern for the poor. She was a founding member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Galesburg and was involved in St. Vincent DePaul Society as well as several other church-related activities.
Watson Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family. Cremation has been accorded. A visitation is scheduled for 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Watson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.watsonfh.net
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