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Mary Morley

October 4, 1927 December 25, 2012
Mary Morley
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Mary Kathryn Morley, 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, retiring from the Youngstown (Ohio) 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 is 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.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Auxiliary or the West Alexander Presbyterian Church, Box 303, West Alexander, Pa. 15376.

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