Morgan, Carol

Written by David Green.

Carol Sue Morgan, 79, of rural Fayette, Ohio, died April 21, 2013, at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance, Ohio.

She was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Wauseon, Ohio, to the late Carl and Donelda (Dennis) Lucas. She married Wayne L. Morgan on Jan. 23, 1954, and he preceded her in death July 5, 1998.

Carol was a dedicated farm wife, always working in the fields and later helping care for the dairy calves on the farm. She worked for 20 years as a cook for the Gorham Fayette School District and took her job very seriously.

She also cooked at 4-H Camp Palmer for the 4-H and band camps. She enjoyed meeting the campers and many of them visited her as adults to talk about their experiences. Working for The Pizza Stop in downtown Fayette was the job she considered the most fun, making that perfect pizza. She was a 4-H advisor for the Fayette Favorites Club and never missed a style show or dairy show to see her children and grandchildren show their projects.

Carol is survived by her daughter, Cathy (and Lee) Leininger, and her son, David Morgan, all of Fayette; her grandchildren, Alan (and Laura) Leininger of Fayette and Kayanne (and Jason) Sharp of Gahanna, Ohio; a great-grandson AJ Leininger; a sister, Janet Verity of Archbold, Ohio, who was very supportive throughout Carol’s illness.

A memorial service is scheduled at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Fayette Christian Church-Disciples. Private family interment will precede the service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci, Mich. There will be no public visitation.

Memorial donations are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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