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Morris Joseph Gottman

Morris Joseph Gottman, 87, Taylor, Mo., died at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, lIl.  

He was born May 2, 1935, at home in rural Hannibal, Mo. Joe was the eldest son of John Christian Gottman and Olivia Josephine Hirner Gottman. He was married to Jean Ann Hicks Gottman, on June 1, 1957 in Rock Island, Ill.

Morris Joseph Gottman

Joe leaves behind his wife, Jean Gottman, Taylor; and his children, a daughter, Jo (Paul) Mabry, Quincy; a daughter, Jacqueline (Rodney) Tiemann, Philadelphia, Mo.; a son, Jeffrey (Tammy) Gottman, Redfield, S.D.; a daughter, Jill (Matt) Dennis, Broomall, Pa.; and a son, Jay (Stacy) Gottman, Maywood, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Grace (Chad) Hudelson, Hailey (JJ) Chatfield, Brace Tiemann and fiancé, Isabelle Krigbaum, Jack Dennis, Josephine Dennis, Tanner Tiemann and Tessa Tiemann; five great-grandchildren, Deq, Liam and Finn Hudelson, and Jaden and Hadlee Chatfield; one great-great-granddaughter, Jinora Hudelson; sisters-in-law, Mary Verscheure and Carol Hicks; and numerous nieces and nephews who will miss their Uncle Joe and time on the farm.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Olivia Gottman; and his brother and business partner, Charles Gottman.

Joe was a graduate of Hannibal High School, Hannibal, Mo. He and his family lived on their dairy farm and later beef cattle farm in Taylor. 

Joe was an amazing husband, father and grandfather, who always put others before himself.  He was a hard worker, strong, kind and always a jokester. 

In his free time, he took pleasure in hunting racoons, squirrels and rabbits with his children and friends, but he most loved spending time with the love of his life, Jean.  

In his final days he resided at Bradford Villa of Quincy, Ill., where his children were blessed to stay and care for him. Memories and exchanges of tender love and care were given.  

He taught his children to be hard workers instilling in them if you are not going to do the job right, then don’t do it at all. Joe would say his children served him well. All of them were there including his wife to love him as he took his final breaths. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Joe was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Palmyra, Mo.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing, Mo., with Rev. Dewayne Larenson officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra, Mo.  

Pallbearer’s will be Jay Gottman, Grace and Chad Hudelson, Hailey and JJ Chatfield, Brace Tiemann and Fred and Frank Schachtsiek.

Honorary pallbearers will be:  Jack Dennis, Josephine Dennis, Tessa Tiemann, Tanner Tiemann and Rick and Kevin Gottman.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 from 9 a.m. until time of services in the funeral home.

Memorials be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra, in care of Ball-Davis Funeral Home.