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Edith Morgan, 104 year old longtime Mutual area resident and current Woodward resident, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at her daughters home in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at the First Christian Church of Mutual with Pastor Orville White and Reverend Kyle Paustian officiating. Burial will follow in the Dunlap Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Edith Edie Eliza (Stimmel) Morgan was born October 21, 1912, the seventh of eight children, in the family home in Moscow Flats, southwest of Mooreland, Oklahoma to Francis Marion and Elnora (Patrick) Stimmel. She attended the Sunnyside School and graduated from Mooreland High School in 1931. Upon graduation, she stayed with her sister and brother-in-law, Claude and Jesse Johnson, in Woodward, while working at Woodwards Five & Dime Store. On October 20, 1935, Edie married Orville Morgan in the Woodward Christian Church with her sister, brother-in-law and niece, Jesse, Claude and Sue Johnson in attendance. They moved to their farm in the Mutual area and spent most of their married lives there, leaving only for a short time to work in Perryton, Texas in 1956. On November 26, 1939, their prayers were answered when their only child, Ramona Kay, was born.

Edie was the oldest member of the First Christian Church and was also involved with the Christian Womens Fellowship. She was baptized at the church with her mother and three sisters in 1928. Edie will be remembered for all of the love and care she and Orville placed in the church and their community. She was the sweetest, gentlest person, doing everything possible to avoid conflict, and she was always available to do whatever may have been needed.

Edie and Orville loved to take their camper to Canton Lake whenever they got the chance. Many friends and family members have fond memories of the delicious fresh fried catfish and potatoes she would fix for the potluck dinners. Nothing was more precious to Edith than her time spent with family and friends. Her loving manner will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.

Those to welcome her to Heaven are her parents, all of her siblings, their spouses, her loving husband of 62 years Orville in 1997, her son-in-law, Ray Jay Hughes in 1993, a niece, several nephews and two great-grand-dogs, Maggie Mae and Eliza Jane.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Ramona Kay (Morgan) Hughes of Woodward; her granddaughters: Robin Hughes of Woodward, Sandy Hahn, Kathy Imhof and her husband Kim all of Dubois, Wyoming; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; great-grand-dog Katie Ann Marie; several nieces, nephews and their families and many good friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Dunlap Cemetery or the Mutual Christian Church with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on August 15, 2017
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