Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the St. Clair United Methodist Church, St. Clair, MO
Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
St. Clair United Methodist Church, St. Clair, MO
Fairview United Methodist Cemetery, Grubville, MO
Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the St. Clair United Methodist Church or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Mary Elizabeth Morgan of St. Clair, MO, formerly Lonedell, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on April 6, 2018, having reached the age of one hundred and one years, three months and nine days. Mary was born in St. Louis, MO, on December 27, 1916, daughter of David Jacobs, Sr. and Susan Elizabeth Jacobs nee Moise. On October 24, 1942, she was united in marriage to William Morgan and they were blessed to have four children.
Mary is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Ann Ewing of Northridge, CA; by two sons, William Kenneth Morgan, known to most as Kenneth, and wife, Denise, of Fenton, MO and Antonio Sharp, known to all as Tony, and wife, Terry Lynn, of Fenton; by her daughter-in-law, Miriam Morgan of Richmond, VA; by two brothers, Rev. Dr. William Jacobs and wife, Patsy, of San Antonio, TX and Charles Jacobs of Camarillo, CA; by two sisters-in-law, Gay Jacobs of San Diego, CA and Ardath Jacobs of St. Clair, MO; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, David Sr. and Susan Jacobs; by her husband, William Morgan; by one son, David E. Morgan; by her son-in-law, Howard Ewing; by three brothers, Norman, Eugene and David Jr. Jacobs, and by three sisters, Edith Taylor, Dorothy Timpone and Evelyn Burns.
Mary was a devoted Christian and long time member of the St. Clair United Methodist Church in St. Clair, MO. She was proud to have served as the church organist for many years and was also a member of the United Methodist Women. As a young woman, Mary had worked outside the home as a secretary but her first priority was always caring for her home and family. She was an outgoing person with many hobbies and interests during her life. In younger years she had enjoyed crocheting afghans for each of the grandchildren, as well as baking and cooking for her family. Playing board games and cards with the family was always alot of fun. Bowling was a favorite hobby and she was still bowling on a league in her nineties. She was an avid reader and read her devotionals daily. In recent years she enjoyed watching the Cardinal Baseball games, Wheel of Fortune and Family Feud. Her family was her pride and joy and she truly "loved them a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck."
A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation was held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the St. Clair United Methodist Church in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Hampton, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Fairview United Methodist Cemetery, Grubville, MO. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair United Methodist Church or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.