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Mary Eleanor Morgan, 78, Middlebury, died at 8 a.m. Monday, July 17, in Elkhart.
She was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Elmhurst, Illinois, to Norton and Eleanor (Maronen) Whitlock.
On Nov. 5, 1960, in Dunlap, she married Gilbert A. Morgan, who survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are grandson, Zachery Burgess, Elkhart; two sisters, Linda Akright, Sodus, Michigan, and Noreen (Dan) Penny, Elkhart.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Patrick Brian Morgan; stepmother, Minnie Whitlock; and sister, Marjorie Brown.
She worked 12 years at CTS and 17 years at ADEC, where she retired in 2004. She graduated in 1988 from SW Michigan College with an associate's degree.
Mary was a Master Gardener, having served as the president of the Middlebury Garden Club and on the Michiana Master Gardener Board of Directors. She earned her Gold 1000 Badge in the Purdue Master Gardener Program for volunteering 1,000 hours. She was an awesome volunteer with unbelievable energy. Mary was the secretary of the Michiana Dairy Goats Breeders Association and a member of Delta Theta Chi. Her hobbies included breeding goats for children to show at county 4-H fairs.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Friday, July 21, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Larry Troyer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions made be made to the Middlebury Garden Club.
Online condolences may be offered at millerstewartfuneralhome.com
Published on July 19, 2017
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