The Rev. Dr. Vernon Morse

March 28, 1930 - January 8, 2018
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The Rev. Dr. Vernon Charles Morse, 87, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, on January 8, 2018 at the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Born March 28, 1930 in Sharon, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Charles Henry and Eleanor (Dennis) Morse.

While in school, he m…

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The Rev. Dr. Vernon Charles Morse, 87, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, on January 8, 2018 at the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Born March 28, 1930 in Sharon, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Charles Henry and Eleanor (Dennis) Morse.

While in school, he met his loving wife of 60 years, the former JoAnn Deem. They were married in East Liverpool on August 17, 1957.

Dr. Morse earned his Master of Theology degree at the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Then he began his career in ministry, serving at several churches. It was during this time that he completed his Doctorate of Ministry at Boston University.

Dr. Morse served as secretary for the Board of Ministerial Studies on the New England District Church of the Nazarene for many years. He guided many future ministers in completing courses needed for ordination. He also served as an adjunct professor for Nazarene Bible College. Dr. Morse enjoyed sharing his time with those who needed a friendly smile and a listening ear whether the individual was in a nursing home, hospital, or at a home.

Not only was Dr. Morse a faithful servant, but also a beloved husband to JoAnn; father to Linda (David) Fregeau of Raynham, Massachusetts, Karen (Harold “Butch”) Chapin of Corona, California, and JoLynn (John) Cramer of Corning, New York; grandfather to Tricia and David Fregeau, Timothy Chapin and Dawn Chapin Schreiber and Jessica, John, Joel and Jared Cramer; and great-grandfather to Ashley and Ryan Chapin, Logan and Chase Schreiber and Leah Fregeau.

He enjoyed warm, sunny days where he could be in the outdoors tending to his garden and keeping an immaculate yard. He was always busy working on a project and lending a helping hand.

Dr. Morse was preceded in passing by his parents, Charles and Eleanor; and four brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM. A service celebrating his life will be held in the First Church of the Nazarene on Friday, January 12, 2018 beginning at 11 AM. A meal will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Entombment will take place Saturday at noon in Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery at East Liverpool, Ohio.

Memorial contributions in Dr. Morse’s memory may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene, 233 Fair Ave. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

First Church of the Nazarene

Address:

233 Fair Ave NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery

Address:

15316 Summit Dr.
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

First Church of the Nazarene

Address:

233 Fair Ave NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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A meal will follow the service Friday in the church fellowship hall.


Donation Information

First Church of the Nazarene

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: March 28, 1930
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Condolences for Vernon Morse

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Kellie Nicholson posted on 1/11/18

Sending my love and sympathy to Aunt Joann, Linda, Karen and JoLynn and their families. Uncle Vernon was a good man who will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.

 

Walt, Paulie & Katie Wagner posted on 1/11/18

Your family has our deepest sympathy. Dr. Morse was a wonderful Godly man.

 

Jack Duffy posted on 1/11/18

I worked for many years with Rev Morse....helping in the church under his leadership....Kind gentle man who always put God first...my sincere thoughts and prayers to all his family, and especially JoAnn....may God bring comfort and thoughts of good memories......

 

Pastor Dennis M. Scott posted on 1/10/18

Dr. Morse was an amazing friend, faithful pastor and effective mentor to generations of pastors in New England. He leaves a powerful legacy, having been an instrument through whom thousands have come to know the Lord. We are praying for family members. He has joyously come to now hear his Savior say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." His labors have not been in vain.

 

Cheryl Ditto posted on 1/10/18

Joanna, you have my deepest sympathy. It is hard to believe I got so attached to the two of you so fast. I don't usually! That tells me you are Special! I love you and will miss you.

 

Matt and Brooke Slater posted on 1/9/18

Vernon was an amazing man of God and we will miss him. We are praying for your family!

 

Mary Russell posted on 1/9/18

My deepest sympathy in your loss of your loved one/ You are in my prayers and thoughts.

 

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