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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Louise Alexander Morgan

  • Louise Alexander Morgan, 95, Sammamish, Wash., formerly of Brookfield, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her home.
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  • Louise Alexander Morgan, 95, Sammamish, Wash., formerly of Brookfield, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her home.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Issaquah, Wash. Burial was held at 3 p.m. today, May 23, 2014, in Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty.
    Vera Louise, was born August 15, 1918, in Green Castle, daughter of Ralf and Frankie Ann (Parsons) Hamilton.  In 1939 she married Eldon Alexander in Kirksville.
    Louise was a 1936 graduate of Kirksville High School, Kirksville, where she played the drum in the Drum and Bugle Corps. She worked in the family photography studio, until they moved to Wichita, Kan., at the beginning of World War II. They returned to Kirksville and later moved to Brookfield and purchased a photography studio calling it Alexander Studio. She worked in the studio doing many jobs but mainly was the head colorist. In 1969 she started a new chapter in her life, she and Les Morgan were married in 1971 and moved to Kansas City, where they lived until his death in 1976. She then moved to California to be near her daughters and has lived near or with them since that time, most recently with her daughter, Dana in Sammamish, Was. She had been a member of the First Christian Church, Brookfield, where was active in church organizations and sang in the choir. She was a member several local organizations including Brookfield Community Chorus.
    Survivors include three daughters, Judy Thomas, Phoenix, Ariz., Kay Hillyard and husband, Woody, Knoxville, Tenn., and Dana Neil, Sammamish, Wash.; and seven grandchildren, Jamie Chaney, Julie Yeoman, Tim Curtis, Kenny Curtis, Eric Neil, Luke Neil, and Stephanie Neil; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and other relatives.
    She was also preceded in death parents; two sisters, Mary Helen Carter and Alice Franklin; and a grandson, Jim Marquardt.

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