Marietta Katherine Dillon Morgan, 91, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016, at Our Lady of Peace in Charlottesville, VA.
Katherine was born November 13, 1924, in Lindside, WV, to J. Paul Dillon and Harriet Miller. She lived in Lewisburg, WV, for many years, formerly of Peterstown, WV, and Alexandria, VA.
Katherine cherished her three sons, 11 grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to cook and care for her family, the ultimate Betty Crocker, unfortunately taking her fried apple pie recipe with her (we could not duplicate her patting her hands together while saying a little bit of this and a little bit of that). She loved playing Skipbo with the grandkids, walking downtown and whatever else to be included in the fun. Although she was the queen of gardening and canning, it looked like more work than fun.
As we sift through the pictures and remember her today, we recall that she was always smiling and was the guiding light of the family. Katherine also loved her faith and her church and was most recently an active member of Fairlea Baptist Church until her health declined. She also was a true and devoted caregiver in helping care for her mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law until their deaths. She never complained even through the worst of health.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph G. Morgan (2009) and brothers James Dillon and Bryan Dillon.
Katherine is survived by her brothers, Elwood Dillon of Charlottesville, and Kenneth Dillon of Raleigh, NC.
She leaves behind many wonderful, loving and thoughtful memories to her sons, Perry (Judy) of Gilbert, AZ, Sam (Peggy) of Charlottesville, and Stan (Sheryl) of Beckley, WV; her grandchildren, Kristina Morgan Standish of Springfield, IL, (great grandchildren Matthew, Evan and Hailie), Natalie Morgan Miller of Phoenix, AZ, Meagan Morgan Connelly (Kevon) of Gilbert (great grandchildren Sean, Mason, Riley, and Ayden), Jamie and Taylor Morgan of Gilbert, Katie Morgan Storer (Justin) of Charlottesville (great grandchildren Huck and Zoe), Sarah Morgan of Charlottesville, Danny Morgan of Washington, D.C., Chris Morgan (Becci) of Woodstock, GA, (great granddaughter, Savanna), Heather King (Clete) of Tallahassee, FL, (great granddaughters Danielle and Paige King) and Lucretia Bennett of Nashville, TN.
Many thanks and blessings to the entire staff at the Our Lady of Peace in Charlottesiville for the kindness, care and love provided for our beloved mother and “Granny” these past few years.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with the Rev. Bill Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Morgan Cemetery in Ronceverte, WV.
Visitation will be held at 1 PM until the time of the service at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home at 884 Jefferson Street, N. Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Obituary originally published in the April 18, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.