Kathryn Louise “Kate” (McQueen) Morrison, 95, of Ladoga passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at her home.
Kate was born July 12, 1926, at Oakland, Illinois, to Orvin and Eva McQueen. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1944 and married Jerry Morrison on Aug. 27, 1944.
A devoted Christian and woman of great faith, Kate was a member of the Ladoga Christian Church. She was also a member of the Home Ec Club, Card Club and prior member of the Square Dance Club. She worked for a short time at The Ladoga Canning Factory, but left it to focus her time and energy on being a farmwife and mother — wearing many different hats:
Kate worked with Livestock — from cattle to hogs and chickens. She ran an egg business and worked their dairy with Jerry. She enjoyed landscaping and gardening, canning the produce she grew to share. Kate was an amazing cook and made it a point that no one left her house hungry. She even assisted in catering meals at a local event venue. A hostess extraordinaire, she had the ability to make anyone — in any situation — feel welcome, special and loved.
Kate has, in raising her children, been called upon to be a teacher, counselor, nurse and seamstress, just to scratch the surface. She did carpentry and refinished furniture. In fact, she is responsible for the majority of the renovation and restoration of the old train station (now Right Tract Banquet Hall).
Kate enjoyed games of all kinds, both as spectator and participant. She would get so much joy from the laughter of family and friends. Seeing others enjoying their time together always blessed her servant’s heart.
Kate was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 76 years, Jerry Morrison; her parents; and sisters, Sue Coons and Betty White.
She is survived by her children, Peg (John) Rusk of New Market, Nancy Morrison of Ladoga, Tony (Brenda) Morrison of Salem, Virginia, Sherry (Kent) Reynold of Lake Holiday and Tim (Lori) Morrison of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; grandchildren, J.T., Heather, Tyler, Matthew, Evan, Haley, Mallory and Shelby; and great-grandchildren, Kyra, Lexi, Hannah, Madeline, Erin, Tatiana and Kylo.
Funeral service will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St., Ladoga, with Pastor Terry Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:30 p.m. until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.
You are welcome to visit www.serviesmorgan.com where you may leave an online condolence for the family. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.