OBITUARY

Mary Lou Morgan

August 8, 1927May 7, 2018
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Mary Lou Morgan was born on August 8, 1927 to Ben and Sarah Ellis in Treece, KS. She was preceded in death by her older sister LaVetta Endsley. Her younger sister Martha Gailey currently lives in Miami, where the girls grew up, and her parents lived out their lives. Mary Lou married Elton Wayne Morgan in 1947. Wayne passed away in 2007, after 60 years of marriage. In the years following marriage, they continued pursuing education, even while growing their family of 3 children: Carole Schneider, of Indianapolis, IN, Sue Zangri, of Bethany, and Roger Morgan, of Blanchard. Mary Lou achieved her Master’s degree in the mid- sixties, having already begun her career as a teacher. She taught elementary school until her retirement in the eighties. After retirement, she enjoyed collecting dolls, hoping with Wayne to open a doll shop. She also enjoyed reading, until her eyesight failed. Most of all she enjoyed keeping up with her growing family, numbering at the time of her death 19 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. She would be proud to introduce to you: Carole’s children, Steven, Jeremy and Megan Schneider, along with 3 great-grandchildren. Sue’s children, Ben and Zachary Zangri along with 6 great-grandchildren. Roger’s children, Angela Freeman, Heather Morgan (d. 2001), Sarah Wallace, Timothy Morgan, Melissa Brockway, Caleb Morgan, Josiah Morgan, Grace Olinger, Hezekiah Morgan, Jedidiah Morgan, Abigail Morgan, Moriah Morgan, Shiloh Morgan and Ezekiel Morgan, along with 20 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Abigail Morgan

May 18, 2018

Mom, Sonny Cavnar and Nathalie Morgan visit Granny in Rehab approx. 1 1/2 months ago.

Abigail Morgan

May 18, 2018

Abbie Miller visiting Granny after right hip/knee surgery.

Abigail Morgan

May 18, 2018

Aunt Sue Feeding Granny

Abigail Miller

May 18, 2018

Sharing at the request of Abigail Morgan

Abigail Morgan

May 18, 2018

Nathalie Morgan (Jedi's wife) visiting Granny approximately 1 1/2 months ago.

Abigail Morgan

May 18, 2018

I had lived with Granny over the past 3 1/2 years while I was in college. During that time, I began to massage her legs to promote circulation and while Granny and I would discuss topics such as politics, family history and our relationship with God. My time with her during massage became habit and a habit she loved!! Most recently while in Rahab, she would complain of her back discomfort due to lack of mobility so I then began to massage her back and arms as a means of comfort.
The last couple of weeks when she began to feel more tired and not motivated to move much, when I mentioned massaging her back, she would perk right up and feel much better afterward! I am so glad to have had the opportunity to serve her in that way. It was not only massages but hair brushing (which she LOVED) and teeth brushing; anything to improve her comfort and quality of life.
It was challenging of course to see her decline and work hard to promote comfort an anyway possible. I do not view it as a burden so much as a blessing and a duty on my part as a granddaughter. I hope to be blessed the same way when I get to that point in my life.
I never got the chance to take pictures of she and I when I worked with her, however by the guidance of the Holy Spirit I had the idea to record her singing hymns during massage. I am so thankful to the Almighty for the audio of Granny singing!!
The pictures below are of those I was with when visiting/caring for Granny.

Barbara Shepard

May 11, 2018

To Mary Lou's family, I met her at CRBC and she was in my Sunday School class, Jackie Cary. She was so knowledgeable about the Bible, I learned something new every week. And I watched her live it out. She was so faithful to service God and other's in their walk and life. I enjoyed going to visit her at home and seeing how she loved all her family and how proud she was of each one of them. I would go to Grace to visit and the best part was her asking me to read something from the Bible and she would be listening to Bible, on tape, when I came in. She's home now, praising her Lord and Savior.

Georgia McAlister

May 9, 2018

Mary Lou was a precious lady. She loved the Lord and His word. She was very proud of her family and always showed me pictures of them. She would share with me what they were doing. Mary Lou was always ready and willing to help when called upon. When my second son Greg Ruark and wife Angela were called to the mission field in Rotan, Honduras, Mary Lou pledged with support while they were there for five years. She will always have a special place in my heart. I enjoyed stopping by her home at the end of a day substituting at Putnam City West. Mary Lou was always ready to listen to my problems and give me encouragement. She was my sister in Christ and I will miss her greatly. I long to see her again in our Heavenly Home beyond the sky!

Jackie Cary

May 9, 2018

In September 1933, Kevin Kilbreath, Assoc. Pastor of Ministries at Council Road Baptist Church in Bethany, called me and asked me if I would consider teaching a ladies Sunday School Class. I told him I would pray about it. Weeks later he called me again stating that a teacher had resigned a class and asked me again, would I be willing to step in and teach her class. So I continued to pray about it and one day he called and said if I would be willing to teach he would come by my house and leave some information on the porch as I had an appointment and would not be home. To make a long story short, I felt led to teach that class starting in October of 1993 and that is where I met Mary Lou Morgan. We have been together ever since. I have seen cards that said, True Friends are a gift from God. I have found that to be true by having her as my friend. During these many years as her Sunday School teacher, she has shown me God's love, she has encouraged me when I was down. She taught me God's Word. She prayed for me and with me. She showed me from her life, what true friends are. A blessing from God. At the point in her life when she was unable to attend, I would go by and visit with her and those visits were precious. Every time before I had to leave, we would always have prayer together. She loved strawberry malts so I would stop on my way to her house and get her one. When she went to Grace Living Center, I continued to bring her a malt. Right before she was unable to swallow good, I realized she couldn't have it, so I gave it to a man who was delivering supplies to the center. She will always have a special place in my heart. 1st Cor. 13:13 tells us "And now abideth faith, hope, and love, these three: but the greatest of these is love." Why? Because faith will become sight; Hope will become realization, and love will live on forever. So on May 7, 2018, her faith in God became sight. Her hope became realization. And now she truly knows the love of her heavenly Father.

FROM THE FAMILY

Grannie (Mary Lou) took this doll everywhere.