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Katherine Eileen Morgan

November 25, 1948 — February 17, 2022

Katherine Eileen Morgan


Katherine Eileen Morgan passed into the heavenly realms in the day of our Lord on February 17, 2022, at the age of 73 and after 55+ years of marriage. Katherine was born as Katherine Eileen Emmanuel in Moline, Illinois on November 25, 1948, to Howard Emmanuel and Doris Rose Emmanuel. Katherine moved to Denver, Colorado at age two with her mother who married Wayne Taylor and was adopted by him. The family moved to Phillipsburg, KS. She graduated from Phillipsburg High, took classes at FHSU and graduated from the North Central Kansas Vocational Technical School. At 17 she was assistant manager of the Borum old age home in Phillipsburg, Ks. While serving there she met her husband, Clifton Ray Morgan. Clifton Ray and Katherine married on November 26, 1966, at the Methodist Church in Phillipsburg. They moved to Westminster, Colorado where Kathy served as a nurse aid at St. Anthony hospital in Denver. She moved many times with her husband and while he served in the Navy.

She was a wife and mother whose value was far beyond any of the earth's riches.

Kathy was a dutiful and energetic wife and mother who supported the wanderings of her husband and was the bedrock and centerpiece of her family. Katherine was amazingly supportive wife and mother to her family. In Virginia Beach she organized a brownie scout troop for the underprivileged and they raised enough money to go to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. In Charleston, SC she along with other mothers founded the mother of twins club as charter members. If Kathy saw a need she thought required addressing she did not hesitate to move on it with aggressive action even if it meant going around the Navy chain of command to pursue a goal.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and 2 stepbrothers. Kathy is survived by her husband Clifton Ray, and her four children Stacey Walzack (Michael), Richard (Sharla), Anthony (Karen), and Andrew (Tricia). She is also survived by six grandchildren. Kathy will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial services will be Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 2 PM at Brocks ~ Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Street Hays, KS 67601. The family will receive guests beginning at 1 PM prior to the services.

Memorial services will also be held Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Olliff-Boeve Funeral Chapel, 1115 2nd Street, Phillipsburg, KS 67661 inurnment will follow the services in the West Cedar Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Kathys name to benefit: Leader Dogs for the Blind via:

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