Laura Morgan, age 102 of Philip, S.D., died May 28, 2013, at her son's home in Billings, Mont.
Laura Elizabeth Rossiter was born March 2, 1911, at West Fork, the daughter of Samuel and Bertha (Sutter) Rossiter. She grew up and attended rural school in the Milesville area, including first grade at the Chief Hump Rural School. After high school, she attended Spearfish Normal School for one year and came back and taught rural school in the Ottumwa area.
Laura was united in marriage to Homer Morgan on June 10, 1932, in Philip. They moved to his dad’s homestead one mile east and one-quarter mile north of Milesville. In 1951, they moved into Philip where their children attended school.
Homer passed away in 1980. Laura continued to reside in Philip until moving to Billings, Mont., in November 2011.
Laura enjoyed reading and especially spending time with her family.
Survivors include five sons, Gerald Glen Morgan and his wife, Gladys, of Rapid City, Philip Dale Morgan and his wife, Nanette, of Billings, Mont., Edward Samuel Morgan and his wife, Bonnie, of Miller, Kent Homer Morgan and his wife, Twila, of Billings, and Keith Lauren Morgan and his wife, Norlene, of Billings; two daughters, Connie Mae Parsons and her husband, Bill, of Milesville, and Kyle Elaine Taylor of Gillette, Wyo.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband, Homer; her son, Paul Allen Morgan; a great-grandson, Kirk Michael Parsons; a sister, Mabel Ireland; two daughters-in-law, Mary Morgan and Lorraine Morgan; and one son-in-law, Fred Taylor.
Services were held Saturday, June 1, at the United Church in Philip with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Private family interment was held at the Milesville Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com