Dorothy Loraine (Piehl) Morgan was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on December 1, 1925. She was the youngest daughter of William and Mary (Bounsall) Piehl. After graduating from Kenosha High School, she worked at the Great Lakes Naval Base during WWII. After the war, Dorothy (Dot) fell in love with and married Raymond Morgan on December 28, 1946. She dedicated her life to being his loving partner of 70 years. She was devoted to their four children: Mary, Diane, Bill and Joanne. Dot loved helping others, friends, family or complete strangers. She had several retail jobs over the years, but her favorite employment was as a nursing assistant at Warsaw Hospital’s nursery. She loved rocking the newborns and singing them sweet lullabies. At home Dot was always singing, too. She had a song in her heart to match any occasion. Her joyful spirit, compassionate heart, and sweet smile touched everyone she met. Baptized and confirmed in her childhood church, 1st United Presbyterian Church of Kenosha, she remained a committed Christian her whole life. Dorothy was an ordained elder and deacon in the Presbyterian Church, USA. She served in one or both leadership roles in churches in Rochester & Attica, New York and Forest Park, Georgia. Dorothy L. Morgan passed away on February 1, 2017 in Morrow, Georgia. This loving angel ascended peacefully from this world with her devoted husband, son and daughter-in-law by her side. She was 91 years old. Dorothy is preceded in death by her father, William Piehl; her mother, Mary Piehl; her sisters, Ruth Lucas and Gladys Fraher; and her brothers, George and Kenneth Piehl. Left to cherish her memory, she is survived by her husband, Raymond H. Morgan; her brothers, Ray Piehl and Harold (Marcy) Piehl: her daughters, Mary Brown (Gregg Brown), Diane Smith (Doug Smith); Joanne Duncan (Brian Duncan); her son William Morgan (Keli Morgan); 13 grandchildren (Jeff Hladik, Jason Hladik, Jeremy Hladik, Heather Chermak, Christine Jock, Wendy Wasylyk, Derek Smith, Mark Morgan, Paul Morgan, Michael Morgan, Lisa Morgan, Andrew Duncan, and Alyssa Duncan); 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family members and friends on whom Dot had a profound impact. A memorial service will be held at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:30pm. If so desired, in lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 351 Morrow Rd., Forest Park, Ga. 30297. Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 3350 Riverwood Pkwy., Suite 1400., Atlanta, Ga. 30339.
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