Morna (Feek) Sperline was born on December 6, 1919 the daughter of John Feek and Martha (Rector) Feek at Washington, Kansas. Morna and her family moved to the Rock Creek and Honey Creek area when she was about six years old. She graduated from Honey Creek School. She met LaVon Sperline at a church social in Hamlin, Kansas. On December 15, 1938, Morna married LaVon in Sabetha by Reverend Sells. Morna and LaVon lived in the Rock Creek area where they farmed until 1950. They then moved to Morrill, Kansas and leased a gas station until 1955, when they moved to Horton, Kansas and leases a gas station there for two years. In 1957, Morna and LaVon moved back to Morrill and bought the Standard Station, which they continued to run until 1998. In her many years of work she cleaned and waxed cafes, worked in many different cafes and also ran her own cafe with her son, John. Morna enjoyed fishing, working in the yard on flowers and shrubs. Morna was a very hard worker and a very good hearted and giving person. She was a member of the Ayore Church now known as the Grace Bible Church. She was a strong believer in God and Jesus Christ.
Morna died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LaVon; her son, John Sperline; a granddaughter, Pam Fischer; four brothers, Herbert Feek, Carl Feek, Benny Feek, and Clarence Feek; and three sisters, Safrona Moore, Marie Mooney, and Colleen Lawson. She is survived by her son, Ronnie Sperline; daughter-in-laws, Joyce Sperline and Aurora; grandchildren, Tracey Sperline, Jessica Smith and Jonathan Sperline; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and dearly loved by all.
Funeral service is Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Visitation is Friday evening 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The interment will be made in the Morrill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are to a fund yet to be designated, sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha.