The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 18, 2012

Ardath (McNaul) Morgan


The Tribune-Democrat

STATE COLLEGE — MORGAN – Ardath (McNaul), 86, formerly of Ebensburg, died Nov. 17, 2012, at the Fairways, State College. Ardath was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Coalport, the only child of Logan John  and Nellie (Askew) McNaul. On July 25, 1948, Ardath married James Lewis Morgan, who preceded her in death on May 20, 1997.  Ardath was a graduate of Ebensburg-Cambria High School and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she was vice president of her freshman class, and Cambria-Rowe Business School. She was a member of Northern Cambria Symphony Auxiliary, an elder in First Presbyterian Church of Ebensburg, a Girl Scout volunteer and member of the Ebensburg Women’s Club. Ardath was a wonderful wife, homemaker and mother of three lovely children including her very special daughter, Nell Anne, who preceded her mother in death in 2009.  She lived most of her life in Ebensburg moving in later years nearer to family in State College. During Jim’s military service, Ardath lived in Missouri and Texas, where she was active with the NCO Wives Organization. Ardath will be greatly missed by her children, Melinda, wife of Dan Stearns, State College, and Brett, married to the former Gratia Fisher, Sudbury Mass., and three grandchildren, Andrew Stearns (Denver), Evan Stearns (State College) and Chase Morgan (Sudbury). She was loved by so many friends and caregivers who will miss her strength in the face of adversity and caring nature for those around her. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at First Presbyterian Church, Ebensburg, the Rev. James Farrer, officiating.  Interment, Lloyd Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation and First Presbyterian Church, Ebensburg. Arrangements by Askew Houser Funeral Home Inc., Ebensburg.


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