Lee Ann Morgan, 61 of Shadyside, Ohio died Monday, April 11, 2016 in the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.
She was born January 16, 1955 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of Charles Frederick and D. Jean Keyser Morgan.
Lee Ann was the owner and operator of the Shadyside Dairy Queen and just began her 45th season. She was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio and member of her long standing card club.
Lee Ann’s dedication and love for her beloved community was instilled in the kids who worked for her at the Shadyside Dairy Queen. She ran it her way with principles and values she learned from her parents and a tight knit family. She taught discipline and a great work ethic to her employees. She afforded kids their first opportunity at a job and instilled great customer service and responsibility. Through her quiet generosity she supported many community and school events.
Surviving in addition to her parents, Charles F. “Shorty” and Jean Morgan of Shadyside, Ohio are her sisters, Lois J. and her husband, Brian Pierce and Tracey and her husband, Jay Conforti both of Pickerington, Ohio and her brother, Jay A. (Sandee) Morgan of Shadyside, Ohio. Also her nieces and nephews, Lucas J. and his wife, Holly Morgan, Ethan N. Morgan and Olivia M. Morgan, Andrew M. Pierce, Jillian M. Conforti and Ava C. Conforti, her adopted son and close friend, John Adam Hamilton, her “kids,” the DQ crew: and many cousins and many friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio on Thursday from 2 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 am in the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio with Fr. Samuel R. Saprano, as Celebrant. Inurnment in the Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan Point, Ohio at the convenience of the family.
Live in the spirit of Lee Ann by taking a kid to enjoy an ice cream cone and savor the moment together.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lee Ann’s memory by making a donation to the Shadyside Marching Tigers Uniform Campaign by going to tmcfunding.com. To donate please CLICK HERE.
“Remember, you can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream, and that’s kind of the same thing.”
Share your thoughts and memories with Lee Ann’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer. com.
Lee Ann Morgan
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Julia and I are sorry for your loss and will keep the entire family in our prayers.
Dear Charles, Jean, Jay, Lois, and Tracy,
You cannot imagine how my heart breaks for you at this time. It reminds me of our loss with David. Jay, it was my brother who found David. Mom told me her funeral was filled with people who loved her. Hopefully, all those people helped you today. Know that Lee Ann will still be with you at certain times. Be prepared to feel her essence, hear her voice, feel her touch you and for things to disappear and come back again right where you had them in the first place. Give her a smile and tell her hi and that you miss her and love her.
After my experience dying and returning to my body after the car accident, I can tell you that she is feeling perfect peace, love beyond words, joy that you cannot imagine, and colors that take your breath away. She will be visiting all her family that have gone before all the way from the beginning. She will be excited and happy as she goes from soul to soul. Not only will she see the people who are blood related, she will see those whom I call love related. Lee Ann will feel carefree and perfect. There are no darkness and no shadows, there is only a perfect light. I was very upset when I was shoved back into my body. I really wanted to stay.
However, even knowing that she is there in that wonderful place will not stop your pain and grief on missing Lee Ann. You will pick up you phone to call her. You will think to yourself, “Oh, I have got to tell Lee Ann this or that. Do not be surprised if you actually dial the phone. Or you will go past the Dairy Queen or her house and stop. Your feelings will overwhelm you when you realize that she is not with us in this physical world. Still to this day, I will go to pick up the phone to call my brother.
There will be a piece missing from your family. But you will still know her love. Love never dies. We will pray for you. Every time I think of you all or your situation , I will ask OUR HEAVENLY FATHER to place you in HIS strong and loving hands.
Lee Ann was a really nice person. She was beautiful inside and out. Lee Ann had a JESUS filled soul. She was kind and she cared. When we came home I loved talking to her. So did everyone else. That is why she had so many people to love her. She loved first. Everyone wants to feel that love.
May OUR HEAVENLY FATHER send HIS HOLY SPIRIT to all of you so that you have strength to rally together and make it through these really tough times.
You all have my empathy and my deepest sympathy. We are so very sorry.
Love, Randy and Kathleen
We express our deepest sympathies to the Morgan Family. When we come back to Shadyside for a visit we always expect to come to the Dairy Queen as part of our visiting old friends Leeann will be so missed by everyone in the community because she did so many wonderful things for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this trying time.
Dear Morgan Family,
May God bless and comfort all of you at this time of sorrow in the loss of Lee Ann. I always enjoyed her visits to the hair salon. She was always happy and smiling.
With deepest sympathy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you at this time.
Our Sympathy goes out to Shorty and Jean Morgan and Family on your loss.
Our Sympathy goes out to the Morgan Family in your loss. Lee Ann was truly an Icon in Shadyside but more importantly a friend to all the many people of the area of Shadyside and Bellaire. A person is gauged by the good they do in there life, we know this is true and Lee Ann Morgan is with Jesus today, she will be missed but never forgotten.