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Obituary - Patricia Mae Morgan

Patricia Mae Morgan, age 92, of Raymore, Missouri passed away on January 4, 2023.

Patricia was born August 16, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Alonzo B. and Esther Mae (Miller) Musselman. 

Young Patty grew up in a loving family with her maternal grandparents living just next door. Raised during the Depression and WW2 years, she learned the values of hard work, frugality, and responsibility. In 1949, Pat graduated from East High School in Des Moines. She worked for the State Auto Insurance Company from 1949 to 1953, and then briefly as a PBX operator for GMAC.

Having been introduced by a mutual friend, Pat began corresponding with a young serviceman, Edwin Morgan, from Perry, Iowa. They met following his return from Korea in March of 1953 and married on October 25th of that year. They made a home in the Kansas City area, and eventually moved to Raymore. As best friends and true partners, they raised a family and enjoyed 64 years of marriage until Ed’s passing in 2018.

As a homemaker, Pat ruled the roost. She was a good planner, project organizer, and knew how to delegate duties. Highly creative, she enjoyed silk flower arranging and the hobby of button collecting. An avid gardener, she had not just a green thumb, but green toes and fingers as well. Letter writing, what may now be a lost art, was second nature for her. Meticulous household note keeping was common practice. She loved music, especially choirs, and had vivid memories of singing on KRNT Des Moines radio at age 3.

Fiercely independent, after Ed’s passing, Pat was able to get by with minimal assistance, despite the challenges of age and health. Her recent months were spent in residence at The Arbor’s care center in Warrensburg, Missouri, where she enjoyed new friendships, good cooking, and NO CHORES!

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin; her brother, Wallace Musselman; and a son-in-law, Tom Massia. She is survived by daughter, Karla Morgan Massia; daughter-in-law, Sharon Morgan Davis; four grandsons, Curtis Morgan (Leah), Craig Morgan (Allison), Corey Morgan (Sonja), and Casey Morgan (Kerry); twelve great-grandchildren: Natalie, Dominic, Claire, Lucy, Lydia, Isla, Sarah, Eli, Andrew, Lily, Matthew, and Ashton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Cullen Funeral Home beginning with visitation at 10:30 and a memorial celebration at 11:00. Interment at the Raymore Cemetery will follow.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Raymore Historical Society Museum 103 S Washington St, Raymore, MO 64083.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

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