Evelyn Morgan, 86, of Decatur NE

Evelyn Eunice (Harmer) Morgan was born October 20, 1929 in Walthill Nebraska to Samuel Everett and Rachel (Bonham) Harmer. She passed away Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender. She moved with her parents to Decatur at age 2, where they built the family home. She was baptized and confirmed at United Methodist Church in Decatur, where she remained a lifetime member.

She was united in marriage to James Floyd Morgan on May 13, 1947. The couple farmed, raised chickens, pigs and cattle east of the Rosalie area, northwest of Decatur, where they built their home and raised their son and daughter. The couple shared a passion for and attended many music festivals and dances. Jim passed away July 25, 2002. She continued to live on the farm where she loved to work outside, caring for the farmstead, lawn and flowers. She also enjoyed sewing, outdoor painting and “fix-it” challenges, and loved working with machinery and farming with her husband. She enjoyed her children and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents Rachel and Everett Harmer; brother Charles Harmer; sisters Dorothy Taylor and Everetta Bonneau; sister-in-law Dorothy Shamburg; brother–in-law Rex Morgan.

Survivors include two children, Jim (Jean) Morgan and Kathleen (Jack) Buhr, both of Decatur, sister Mildred Edgington of South Sioux City, brother Sam (Linda) Harmer of Tekamah, brother-in-law Don Bonneau of Henderson Nevada; sisters-in-law Iva Anderson; Verna Vogt; Jean Thomas and Elva Barnett; brothers-in-law Ralph Morgan; Max Morgan; Jack Morgan and Jary Morgan, 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be Sat., Feb. 27th at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Lyons NE. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church.

Burial is in the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons NE.


About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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