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Charlotte Mae (Bear) Morgan

October 25, 1920 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 98)

On Friday, August 23rd, God selected another star from the earthly sky and added it to his heavenly home. Charlotte Mae Bear Morgan, age 98 passed away at Homewood at Crumland Farms with family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Hattie Eccard Bear and John McComus Bear in Wolfsville, Maryland on October 25, 1920. She was number five in family of seven children. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lloyd, Robert and John and sisters, Kathryn, Effie and Loraine. She leaves behind two sister-in-laws, Vera Morgan of Wolfsville and Eva Wastler of Hagerstown. Charlotte married the love of her life Ralph William Morgan, co-founder of Morgan-Keller, on August 16, 1939. For sixty-eight years they were inseparable until his passing January 28, 2009. She and Ralph had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the country as well as interesting places all over the world. Every day she talked about Ralph and how much she missed having him by her side. Charlotte and Ralph had two loving daughters, Joyce Morgan Guyton and husband Gail of Key Largo, Florida and Gloria Morgan Moore of Middletown. She always felt Gail was the son she never had and always enjoyed Sunday outings with Joyce and Gloria with Gail as the chauffeur and tour guide. She was saddened by the early passing of her son-in-law, Bryan J. Moore in April 1990. She will be remembered forever by her grandchildren, Bradley C. Guyton and wife, Lisa of Severna Park, Sharon G. Strine and husband, Rusty of Wolfsville, Darrell T. Guyton and wife, Kris of Woodsboro, Bryan J. Moore Jr. of Myersville, Jason W. Moore and wife, Betsy of Middletown; great-grandchildren, Colin T. Strine and wife Supunnee of Korat, Thailand, Megan E. Clemson and husband Jon of Smithsburg, Austin G. Strine of Baltimore, Matthew T. Guyton of Arlington, VA, Mark A. Guyton and Sarah C. Guyton of Woodsboro, Christian A. Mielke of Severna Park, and Emory W. Moore and Charlotte A. Moore of Middletown; great-great-grandchildren, Thanabodee P. Strine, Nathaniel T. Strine and Morgan G. Strine of Korat, Thailand, Travis W. Clemson and Brieanna R. Clemson of Smithsburg. Charlotte always said she was, “Country raised, and corn fed”. The family may not have had a lot of money, but they made up for it with humor and lots of love. She was happy to tell everyone her grandson Jason and his family now live in the home she and Ralph built when they retired. It comforted her to know that new memories were being created in the home she and Ralph created. Charlotte’s last year was made special by her granddaughter, Sharon (Sherri). They started each day together and had a special relationship enjoying many walks, styling sessions, activities and outings. As a resident of Homewood she was dearly loved by the staff and residents. She received the greatest care by the nurses, aides and support staff in Key Court. She entertained everyone with her jokes, one-liners and infectious laugh. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26th at JL Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Ave, Smithsburg. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 12704 Wolfsville Road, Smithsburg (Wolfsville). Pastor David Howell will be the celebrant. In lieu of flowers in memory of Charlotte, someone who made the world a brighter place, can be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery Corporation, 12704 Wolfsville Road, Smithsburg, MD 21704. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.jldavisfh.com.

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