BOW - Priscilla Morgan Ordway, aged 81, died peacefully Sunday, March 31, 2013 after a brief illness. Priscilla (known as Cilla, by friends and family) was born September 7, 1931 in Concord, the daughter of Parker and Ethel (McCrillis) Morgan. She graduated from Concord High School, Class of 1949.
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She was married to Roger S. Ordway Sr. February 2, 1952 at St. Paul's Church in Concord. He predeceased her September 29, 2007.
Cilla was the oldest continuous member of the Bow Mills Methodist Church in Bow, having joined in 1950. In addition to having served as Superintendent of Sunday School; she served on many other boards for the church and was also a member and secretary for many years of the United Methodist Women. Cilla was also a long standing member of the choir.
She was a member of the Bow Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for over 30 years and held various offices for the group; Cilla was also a member of the Bow Young at Heart for 18 years and served as secretary.
Cilla is survived by her daughter Jayne E. Cantara and her husband Russell of Bow; her son Roger S. Ordway II and his wife Cari of Laconia; her grandsons Joshua D. Cantara, Cody A. Ordway and Thomas R. Cantara; her sister Patricia M. Goodwin of Bow; two great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St. in Concord.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 11, at 11 a.m., at Bow Mills United Methodist Church in Bow.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Apr. 3, 2013