Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ronald J.P. Morgan, 68, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, in his home.

He was born Sept. 7, 1941, on Greasy Creek at Washburn, the son of Babe and Zelva (Henry) Morgan. On July 23, 1962, in Huntsville, Ark., he was united in marriage to Bonnie Carden, who survives.

Additional survivors include: four daughters, Christie Kjelland and her husband, Mark, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Jenny Townsend and her husband, Jerry, of Washburn, Lisa Hendrix and her husband, Rick, of Washburn, and Leta Shockley and her husband, Robert, of Washburn; one son, Rodney Morgan and his wife, Tresa, of Seligman; nine grandchildlren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jackie Morgan and Mae, of Butterfield, and Johnny Morgan, of Seligman; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Morgan, of Parker, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Junior Babe Morgan.

He attended elementary school at Cormus Grove and Maple Grove and high school at Washburn. Much of his life was spent as a steel ironworker, helping build Beaver Dam and then working in construction for a gas refinery plant. For a few years he owned and operated a sawmill, cutting walnut logs. In 2002, he retired from Fasco, having worked there four years. He was a member of Maple Grove Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dent Cemetery, west of Seligman. Ken West will conduct the services.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Contributions may be made to Dent Cemetery Association in his memory.

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Cassville, Missouri