Stuart Earl Morehead

Mar 08, 1934 - Apr 13, 2021

Stuart Earl Morehead

March 08, 1934 - April 13, 2021


Stuart E. Morehead, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, April 13, 2021, just hours after his wife of 67 years, LaVonne Morehead passed away. They both passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

A joint memorial service celebrating their lives will be held at 6 P.M., Friday, April 16, 2021, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held 3 to 6 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held at a later date at East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

It will be required to utilize face masks and to observe social distancing guidelines during the visitation and services.

Stuart Earl Morehead was born on March 8, 1934 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Ray and Beulah (Bollinger) Morehead. He was a 1951 graduate of Maquoketa High School. He married LaVonne Pearl Clark on November 7, 1954 in Maquoketa, Iowa. Stuart served his country in the U.S. Army, earning an honorable discharge. Upon returing home, Stuart worked for Don Schwenker. He then farmed his parent's farm until he and LaVonne purchased it in 1990.

He was a farmer through and through. He took great pride in his work, always taking care of his land, livestock, and machinery. He could fabricate tools and machinery out of the materials he got ahold of. Stuart would use a teaching moment whenever possible, and we are so thankful for that. His motto was "work smarter, not harder."

Stuart enjoyed playing cards and was always up for a game of Euchre, pool or ping pong. He always had a big smile on his face and was very proud of his children and grandchildren.

Those left to honor his memory include his children, Stuart "Lynn" (Karen) Morehead of Maquoketa, IA, LuAnn (Marty Thole) Cahill of Maquoketa, IA, and Angie (Mike) McClintock of Harrison, AR; 7 grandchildren, April (CJ Wilhelm) Till, Erin (Matt) Weis, Austin (Vanessa) Cahill, Tim (Maisie) Morehead, Levi (Brittni) Larkey, Nate (Kimberly) Cahill, and Brandi (Fowler) Tomasich; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Paul Morehead of Maquoketa, IA, Kenneth (Laurie) Morehead of Bernard, IA, and Shirley Huffman of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters Janet Lee and Jan Ellen, brothers Leonard, Carroll, Gordon "Bud", and Claire, sisters Donna Ripple and Maxine Reistroffer, a great-granddaughter Lauren Lynn Weis, and his beloved wife LaVonne Morehead on April 12, 2021.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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