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Clara Lou (Ray) Morgan
April 9, 1929 – May 4, 2019
St. Mary of the Woods – Clara Lou (Ray) Lewis Morgan passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care from a brief, unexpected illness. Her family was at her side.
Clara Lou was born on April 9, 1929 in Dennison, Illinois. Her parents were Vern and Frances (Cole) Ray.
She attended Patton School in Dennison, Illinois. She was the sixth and the last surviving of ten children.
Clara Lou married Daniel D. Morgan, April 10, 1965, joining a union of seven children.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Dan D. Morgan, her children Larry (Linda) Lewis of Mooresville, IN, Paul (Teresa) Lewis of West Terre Haute, Mary Ann (Daniel) Gunder of Terre Haute, Dan (Dot) Morgan of Ft. Worth, TX, Emily (deceased) and Terry Warren of Terre Haute, Melinda (Tracy) Williamson of Shelbyville, IN and Terri (Jim) Acton of Bloomington, IN.
She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and spouses , Mark Lewis, Amanda Ruschmeier, Kaylm Lewis, Sarah (Corey Fagg) Katie (Evan Miller), Chad (Katie King), Josh and Jeremy Gunder, Jenny Robinson, Rachel (Amy Morgan), Lauren Morgan, T.J (Laurie Warren), Justin (Alex Warren), Melissa (Chris Colbert), Greg (Lynn Jones), Sarah Jones, J.D (Brittany Meyer), Adam (Lauren Meyer), Ryan (Melissa Acton), and Robin Acton, 31 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
She is also survived by one aunt, Helen Davis and two sisters-in-law, Fran and Dorothy Ray, and many
special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Stanley Lewis, one daughter, Emily, three sisters (Laverna, Doyne, and Eileen), six brothers (Bill, Wayne, George, Bob, Earl, and Carroll), aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She retired after 29 years of service with the Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was an active member of the Eastern Star Order #428, The Daughters of the Nile, and Westside Ladies Red Hat Society.
Funeral services will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM, with Clark Cowden officiating. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home, with Order of Eastern Star services at 7:00 PM.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends and for her delicious pies and words of wisdom.