Obituary: Thelma Morgan

Thelma Morgan 90, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

She was born July 7, 1926, in Lincoln, Neb., to LeRoy and Mary (Diehl) Carr. She married Grant Morgan on March 11, 1945, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1988. Thelma worked as a dietary manager in nursing homes in several towns including Sedgwick, Halstead and Merriam.

She enjoyed sewing and embroidery, and also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. Thelma also enjoyed spending time outside doing yard work and enjoying the colorful birds. She especially liked taking time to watch the hummingbirds that came to her yard. Family was important to Thelma, and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Sue Shirk, and Linda and Pete Funk, all of Newton; son Doug Morgan of Newton; a brother Douglass Carr of Bentonville, Ark.; two sisters, Juanita Bailey of Topeka and Elsie Karell of Wichita; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Grant Morgan, son-in-law Rodney Shirk; three brothers; and seven sisters.

Funeral service was on Monday, Oct. 10, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Rev. Dr. Diana Leaf presiding. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita. 

Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Kindred Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

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