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Peggy Morgan

 On Sunday morning, March 5, 2023, in peace with the Lord and her family, Peggy Morgan died at the age of 79 at the St. Lukes Hospital Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri.


 Peggy was born May 31, 1943 in Emporia, Kansas.  She was the last of seven children born to James D. Adam and Bessie E. Adam.  She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Christopher L. Morgan, and children Jonathan A. Morgan (Stephanie), St. Louis, MO, Alexandra M. Wormington (Todd), Leawood, KS, Christian G. Morgan (Catherine), St. Louis, MO; and, fourteen grandchildren, two older sisters, Mary Smiley and June Collins (Larry) of Emporia; and, an older brother, Richard Adam of Sonoma, CA, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 


 Peggy and Chris were married in Emporia November 30, 1963.  While Chris served in the US Navy stationed in Long Beach, CA, Peggy completed her undergraduate degree in 1966 in English with Honors at Long Beach State University.   She was a stewardess for Western Airlines from 1966-67.  Following a move back to Kansas in 1967 Peggy worked at the University of Kansas Extramural Independent Study Center while Chris finished law school. 


Peggy made the decision to become a full time home maker following the birth of Jonathan in 1969.  She was a great mother and the one thing of many her children remember is there was a family dinner every evening.  She had an artistic talent which was expressed in her sewing and quilting. She made about 50 quilts for all children and grandchildren, in addition to gifts of quilts to other relatives upon the birth of a child.  Following lay chaplaincy training she served as a lay Chaplin at the University of Kansas Hospital for 20 years.  She was active in many cancer activities, including Gilda’s Club of Kansas City, and served her church throughout the years.  Peggy and Chris were great travelers and spent a good deal of time in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


For all who knew her, Peggy was a beautiful woman of high intellect, of a quiet charm and very traditional midwestern ways.  All who knew her liked and respected her.  She served her family to the fullest, including taking care of a number of grandchildren in their infancy while the parents worked.  Her strong character showed the most during her seven year battle with the lung disease that eventually took her life.  Her family and friends deeply regret her passing but with the best of memories to serve them in the future. 


The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff at the St. Lukes Hospital Cancer Center and the caring staff at the hospice center for all the good care she received.  Most of all, the family thanks the many friends and Brookside neighbors who have supported the family throughout. 


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am May 27, 2023 at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 West 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105. A reception with luncheon will follow the service. In place of flowers the family requests donations to the St. Lukes Hospital Cancer Center, Kansas City, MO.  

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Celebration of Life
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral
415 West 13th Street
Kansas City
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May 27, 2023
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11:00 am
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Brady Grossman Mar 16, 2023

Step grandson ,Saint Louis ,Missouri

She was an amazing woman

Mike and Karen Adam Mar 17, 2023

Nephew ,San Antonio ,Texas

We are so sorry for the loss of Peggy, a great mother, wife, grandmother and aunt. We loved her so much and always looked forward to seeing her.

Chris Thomas Mar 17, 2023

Friend ,san francisco ,California

Rest in peace. Thank you for always making us smile. Will always remember the thanksgivings in Kansas City during college. Praying for the family.

Kay Calhoun Mehrer Mar 18, 2023

Friend ,Stilwell ,Kansas

Peggy was a beautiful person inside and out. Her smile would light up any room. My condolences to Chris and their children.

Jack Malacarne Mar 19, 2023

Chris and family. Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Jack and Kathy

Lee Larson Mar 19, 2023

cousin ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

We will miss Peggy. She was a joy to be with. She was smart, beautiful, accomplished and will be missed by all. May she rest in peace. Judy and Lee Larson

Sally Overstreet[Goldsberry] Mar 19, 2023

Classmate of Pegs and long ago neighbor of husband, Chris ,Redding ,California

Chris, I just learned of your loss of Peg. I will advise Jim and Connie who live out here in California. I am so sorry to hear we have lost her. I will also advise the twins…Karen and Karol Hubbard and their brother Greg who was young when we were on Berkeley. I have some old pictures of Lynn and Betsy, and have wanted to be in touch with you for years. I lost my husband a year and half ago. My mom, Dorothy Goldsberry passed away January 17th ….three years short of her 105th birthday. Thinking of you in this difficult time. Love, Sally

Missy Larson-Lewis Mar 19, 2023

cousin ,Golden ,Colorado

Chris, Jonathon, Ali, Christian, and extended families, Peg was a gem! She was truly beautiful inside and out. I have wonderful memories of XMAS/KU GAME and other various family get togethers. I especially loved my special time with her for my wedding dress alterations ....those Saturdays were the best! Peg was such a source of support to our family during Eric's last time in the hospital. Peg will be missed. We send XOXO to you for your loss! Missy, Jeff, and Jack Lewis