Elva Hedrick MORTON – Elva J. Hedrick, 86, of Morton, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Buehler Home in Peoria. She was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Wapello, Iowa, to Leo and Sara (Hoffman) Longshore. She married Richard Hedrick on March 27, 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death Aug. 21, 2015. Surviving are her two daughters, Lynn (Steve) Herget of Hendersonville, N.C., and Gail Hedrick of Peoria; three granddaughters, Krystal Jacob of Eureka, Calif., Jamie Herget of Hendersonville, N.C., and Jennifer Herget of Portland, Ore; one sister, Wilma (Donald) Harmon of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She was preceded in death by one brother, Leo Longshore, Jr.; one sister, Bethene Phillips; and an infant sister, Joanne. Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton. Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton has been entrusted in handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Morton Public Library Memorial Fund, 315 W. Pershing, Morton, IL 61550. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com .
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