Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Frances Morgan Smith, age 87 were conducted Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Brother Ralph Hart officiating. Mrs. Smith passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at Manchester Health Care Center in Manchester.
She was born April 14, 1928 in Coffee County, Tennessee one of eleven children born to the late George F. Grosch, Sr., and Novella Leola Mahathey Grosch. In earlier years, she was employed with PCA in Manchester and also Cummings Sign Company in Murfreesboro, TN. She enjoyed piecing together puzzles as well as quilting. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She also loved animals, especially dogs. She was a longtime member of the East Main Street Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by five siblings, George Grosch, Jr., Robert Grosch, Charles Grosch, Ruby Eley and Elizabeth Burl.
Survivors include three sons, Virgil “Butch” Morgan, Jr., and wife, Dolores of Hillsboro, TN; Michael W. Morgan of Manchester, TN; and Jeffrey “Scott” Morgan and wife, Kelly of Manchester, TN and seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson. Also surviving is a brother, Talmage “Buddy” Grosch and wife, Deana of Manchester and four sisters, Thelma Joyce Henley and husband, James of Michigan; Faye Ortner of Manchester; Betty Jane McInturff and husband, Stanley of Manchester and Shirley Cain of San Antonio, TX and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association, 201 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or www.alz.org/altn
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mary Frances Morgan Smith.