On the afternoon of Saturday, June 15, 2013, Wilma Alice (Davis) Morgan of Canton passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 95 years of age.
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Born Jan. 19, 1918, in Port Jervis, N.Y., she was the daughter of Herbert and Emma (Doyle) Davis. Wilma worked for several years as a telephone switchboard operator in Honesdale, Pa., and later as a cafeteria worker for the Canton Area School District. Along with her family she resided for many years in Leroy Township where she and her husband, Dean, owned and operated the West Leroy General Store. She was active in the Open Hand Grange, later the Beech Flats Grange, as well as the Lady Canton Rebekkas. Eventually the Morgans relocated to Canton Borough. Following her retirement from the Canton Area School District, Wilma volunteered at the Canton Senior Center, serving her community for another two decades.
Wilma was a woman of deep faith and strong convictions. She was a longtime member of the former Canton United Methodist Church, and later the Ward United Methodist Church, where she served many years as Sunday school treasurer.
Wilma is survived by her children, Herbert (Sherry) Morgan, Doyle (Marilyn) Morgan and Walter (Susan) Morgan and Alice Rogers, all of Canton; 10 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Doris Davis; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends and former neighbors Dick and Kathy Turner. She was preceded in death by brothers Etsyl, Lester John and Emory Davis; sister-in-law, Betty Davis; great-grandson Chad Castle; infant great-granddaughter Kaylyn Seeley; and sons-in-law Gerald S. May and Troy Rogers.
Calling hours will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. Interment will be Thursday in the Wheeler Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Mount, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions in Wilma's name be directed to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, 474 Furman Road, Canton, PA, 17724 , or the Canton Senior Center, 6 E. Tioga St., Canton.
Published in Daily Review from June 16 to June 18, 2013