Laura M. Morgan, 87, passed away at Bella Healthcare Center in Uniontown on May 5, 2023 after a stroke. She was born in Leckrone on December 9, 1935 the youngest of three children born to Jacob and Leona (Johnson) Ansel.
Laura graduated from German Twp. High School in 1953. She married Franklin “Buddy” Morgan in 1952 and they operated the Twin Kiss in McCellandtown until their divorce in 1984.
She received a Bachelor of Science in 1965 and Master of Education from California University of Pennsylvania in 1969. Laura was a teacher at Laurel Highlands School District in Uniontown. She retired in 1993 after twenty-seven years of teaching fourth grade at John F. Kennedy Elementary. Mrs. Morgan is remembered fondly by her students.
Laura was one of the nicest persons you’d ever meet. Her favorite things were food, bowling and bingo. She loved to win! She was able to travel to Mexico and Jamaica, and lived in Oklahoma for ten years. She always loved to go and do.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents in 1964, and her brothers, Charles and Lewis Ansel in 2009, and nephew, Douglas Ansel in 2005. Surviving are her daughter, Diane Hilton and husband Richard, grandchildren Charles Hurst and Amie Hilton, and great granddaughter Natalie Hurst, all of Uniontown. Also surviving, her sister-in-law Sandra “Sue” Ansel, nephews Charles Ansel Jr, Lewis Ansel Jr, James Ansel, David Ansel and nieces Pam Libys and Renee Valencheck. Special friends, Sandi Long, Dana Ross, and her many bingo buddies.
Laura was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Uniontown. She will be desperately missed by all those that she’s left behind. Our hearts are so broken by this unexpected loss. She was one of a kind and to be loved by her was to be truly blessed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA. At her request, there will be no memorial service or funeral by her immediate family. She wished to be remembered and acknowledged as a loving mother, grandmother, loyal friend and respected teacher.
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