Herman Franklin Morgan, 96, formerly of Iowa Falls, Iowa passed away May 10, 2017 at the Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility, Lawrence, Kansas. His wife Elenor Hilka [Duncan] Morgan, 91, formerly of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away October 16, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kansas. An inurnment for both will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls.
Herman Franklin Morgan was born in St Paul, Kansas on July 19, 1920 to William and Clara [Schreuer] Morgan. Elenor Hilka [Duncan] Morgan was born in Alden, Iowa on Nov. 13, 1923 to Hobart and Hilka [Tjarks] Duncan. She died in Lawrence, Kansas, on Oct. 16, 2015. The couple met in Iowa when Herman came there to work on a farm next to Elenor's family farm They were married on April 20, 1942 in Bethany, Missouri. At the time of Elenor's death, they had been married 73 1/2 years. Herman and Elenor had two children, Larry Franklin Morgan and Sharon Jean [Morgan] Aikins. The couple lived in Iowa until 1955 when they moved to Kansas where they resided the rest of their lives. While in Iowa, Herman was a farmer and later owned a service station. Elenor was a homemaker and owned and operated a craft shop in Erie, Kansas. After retirement, the couple spent their time traveling. Winters they spent in south Texas. They are survived by their daughter: Sharon Aikins, Lawrence, Kansas; grandsons: Russell Morgan, Mound City, Kansas, and Kurt Aikins, Lawrence, Kansas; granddaughter: Kimberly Aikins-Steinbacher, Olathe, Kansas; two great-grandchildren: Kamaryn and Drake Gibson, Olathe, Kansas; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding them in death are all four parents; their son, Larry; grandson, Robert Franklin Morgan; Mr. Morgan's brother Bill and sister Regina; Mrs. Morgan's brothers Jim, Frank, Hobie and sister Jane, all from Iowa.