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Caroline Vivian Morgan

Caroline Vivian Morgan (81) of Stevens Point, PA, formerly of Rapid City, SD, died peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the Barnes Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility in Susquehanna, PA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle, parents, infant brother Floyd, sister Esther, brother Curtis, infant grandson Michael Rodney, and son-in-law Tom Lee Parks.

She is survived by her six children Rusty Morgan, Willmar, MN, Robert and Jan Morgan, Colstrip, MT, Wanda and Terry Rockwell, Susquehanna, PA, De Ann Rodney, Norco, CA, Lila and John Bosley, Oxnard, CA, and Earl and Carol Morgan, South Bend, IN. She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and her siblings Ruth Hines, Brooklyn Center, MN, Mary and Ken Holste, Torrance, CA, and John and Ida Fife, Laddonia, MO.

Caroline was born on November 6, 1928 in Highmore, SD to Furley & Vivian Fife. She grew up with five siblings on farms around Highmore.

She married Lyle Morgan November 30, 1947 in Highmore. They lived in various places in SD and in 1953 they bought a ranch in Oral, SD. In 1960, they bought a small farm in Rapid City, SD where their six children grew up.

Later, they bought a travel trailer and visited their children throughout the states. After Lyle died in 1988, Caroline cared for elderly patients in their homes in CA and CO. After that, she had various stays with her children in CA, CO, MT, IN, and MN. Her last residence was with her daughter Wanda's family in Stevens Point, PA.

Caroline trained as a nurse and worked at Bennett-Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Rapid City, SD in the preemie ward.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazararene of Palisade, CO and also a member of the Victory Alliance Church in Colstrip, MT. She enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, gardening and painting greeting cards for family and friends.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, January 3, 2010, at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, PA, with Rev. Leon Frank officiating.

Burial will be in the Sturgis National Cemetery, Sturgis South Dakota at a later date.


Lynne E. Keelen, 60, of Lamb Road Thompson, PA passed away Saturday January 2, 2010 at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY after an illness.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years Richard Keelen; one daughter Alyssa Keelen of Montrose, PA; one sister and brother-in-law Barbara & Jack Cove, Miami, FL;

one grandson Aiden Keelen; and nieces and cousins.

Lynne retired in 1996 from Penelec Electric Company after 20 years of service. She enjoyed gardening and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Lynne wanted the following to be said: “For all the people I have touched along the way, one last piece of advice is to stop and smell the roses, for in the end all we are is dust in the wind. Peace be with you.”

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 7 at noon at the East Ararat United Methodist Church in Ararat, PA with Rev. Anita Jordan officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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