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Mary Morley

December 28, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

MORLEY, Mary Kathryn, 85, of West Alexander, Pa. died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 25, 2012, in her home.

She was born October 4, 1927, in West Alexander, a daughter of the late Frank Emmett and Willa Marie Jenkins Reed.

Mrs. Morley was a 1945 graduate of the former West Alexander High School and earned her BA degree in Music from West Liberty State College, West Liberty, W.Va.

She had resided in the state of Ohio for several years, where she taught both elementary and secondary music, in Martins Ferry, Hardin Northern, Columbus, and Massillon, Ohio and retiring from the Youngstown School District in 1981 with 31 years of service and returning to West Alexander in 1983.

Mrs. Morley continued her gift of music by directing the West Alexander Presbyterian Church choir and introducing area youth to the world of music from classes taught in her home for several years.

She was a member of the West Alexander Presbyterian Church and the West Alexander American Legion Post 656 Auxiliary for over 60 years.

Mrs. Morley was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association.

On December 3, 1966, she married John Daniel Morley, who died February 16, 1996.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Mary Alice, wife of Don Wilson of Hartford, CT; two step-grandchildren, Thomas Ray, husband of Kate Donohue and Morley Danielle, wife of Todd Wittenberg; two step-great-grandchildren, Graham and Meyer Wittenberg; several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to her parents and husband is a sister, Laurena C. Reed; two brothers, James J. and William C. Reed.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the West Alexander Presbyterian Church where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012, with Rev. Keith Hornung officiating. Interment will follow in West Alexander Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Auxiliary or the West Alexander Presbyterian Church, Box 303, West Alexander, PA 15376. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rush Funeral Home, Inc. Rogersville, Pa. Family and friends may view the obituary; send condolences and flowers at

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