Mary E. (Smith) Morgan, age 87, of Monticello, died Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.


Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, with Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will be held in Bement Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Piatt County Nursing Home (Memory Care Unit) or to the donor’s choice. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home will be assisting the family with the arrangements.


Mary was born July 18, 1931, in Bement, Illinois, daughter of Nate G. and Charlotte Smith. She married Floyd F. Koehne and he preceded her in death in 1974. She married Ralph M. Morgan, at Bement on February 14, 1976. He preceded her in death. They enjoyed 37 years of marriage.

Mary owned and managed a grocery store and restaurant in Maroa, Illinois. When she married Ralph Morgan she assisted him with the family farming business. She also owned a cake baking business.


Surviving is her daughter, Charlotte (James) Niedzwiecki of Pooler, GA; sister-in-law Charlene Smith of Cerro Gordo, IL; grandchildren, Heather and Crystal Niedzwiecki of Pooler, GA; and nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her daughter Ruthie Koehne; husbands, parents and brothers (Jack and Jim Smith).


On behalf of the family a special thanks to the staff at Piatt County Nursing Home Memory Care; Dr. Manint; and Carle Foundation Hospital Hospice.


Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and Gary and Annette Durbin, guardians in care of Mackey-Wright Funeral Home at

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