November 22, 2022

Morris Joseph Gottman, 87 of Taylor, Mo., died November 18, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. 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. Joe was married to Jean Ann Hicks Gottman, on June 1, 1957 in Rock Island, Ill.

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

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

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

Funeral services were held November 22, 2022. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing, Mo., with Rev. Dewayne Larenson officiating. Visitation was held preceding services. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra, Mo.

The family suggests memorials be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra, Mo., in care of Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing, Mo.