Ella

January 27, 1927 ~ September 20, 2020

Born in: Mt. Hermon, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Ella White Combs Morgan, 93, of Glasgow, KY passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her residence. She was born January 27, 1927 in Mt. Hermon, KY to the late Richard “Dick” B. Combs and Patsye Kinslow Combs. Ella married her loving husband, Jesse Lawrence Morgan April 6, 1957. He preceded her in death August 25, 1984.

Mrs. Morgan loved reading, volunteering, traveling, spending time with her family, and organic gardening. She began her teaching career in a one room school for her first two years and went on to teach with the Barren County and Glasgow Boards of Education for 42 years. She was a member of many clubs which include the Local Retired Teachers, Kentucky Education Association, National Education Association, Etoile Order of the Eastern Star, T. J. Samson Hospital Auxillary, Amar Homemakers, and American Red Cross. Ella was a faithful member of Neal’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include four nieces and nephews, Maxey Douglas Combs (Melissa) of Smyrna, TN, Charles Van Combs (Gail Pennington) of Hiseville, KY, Theresa Lynn Combs McMillian (Terry) of Knoxville, TN, Pattie Jo Combs Jones (Corey) of Cave City; one special nephew, Terry Wayne Morgan (Lisa) of Glasgow, KY; four great nephews, Brandon Combs (Whitney) of Glasgow, KY, Jared Combs (Kathy) of Glasgow, KY, Trent McMillian of Knoxville, TN, Jacob Jones of Cave City, KY; four great-great nieces and nephews, Auna Combs, Cameron Combs, Warner Combs, Ella Katherine “Kate” Combs, all of Glasgow, KY; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Ann of Glasgow, KY, Joyce Martin of Glasgow, KY; one brother-in-law, Lyndal Morgan and other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her caregivers Libby Bowles, Helen Browning, Diana Jones, Pam Steele, Destin Gaston, and Nancy Isenberg.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack Lewis Combs, Maxey B. Combs, Joe Thomas Combs, Charles H. Combs; one nephew, Christopher Scott Combs; and three sisters-in-law, Vada Combs, Addie Morgan, and Polly Morgan.

In lieu of flowers, Ella has requested that donations be made to the Mary Wood Memorial Library 1530 South Green Street Glasgow, KY 42141 or to one of your favorite charities.

The funeral service for Mrs. Morgan will be 11:00 am Thursday, September 24th at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Thursday morning until time for service at the funeral home.

A. F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Morgan. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

All those who wish to honor and remember Mrs. Morgan in person at the visitation or service must wear a mask or other facial covering and practice physical distancing while inside the funeral home for the safety of those in attendance.

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  1. Miss Ella White has been my neighbor for over 30 years, one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever met. We sure are going to miss her

  2. Ella White was the nicest lady I have ever been around. Such a gentle spirit. I’m so happy she’s been in my life over the years. Rest In Peace sweet friend.

    • I loved Mrs. Morgan when she was my teacher at Happy Valley Elementary. Over the years after her retirement we always had a bond and had wonderful conversations. She and I even walked together at times at YMCA walking track. RIP sweet lady.

  3. Mrs. Morgan was my teacher at Happy Valley many years ago, and was such a wonderful lady! I saw her every once in a while over the years, and we had some of the sweetest conversations. She was one of those teachers that “made the difference” for me, and I’m thankful to have known her! My thoughts and prayers are with her family!

  4. I truly loved Ms. Ella & cherish the time spent with her during her time as a hospital Auxiliary member. Much love & prayers extended to the immediate & extended families…

  5. We loved Aunt Ella with all of our hearts, and know that she’s with her beloved Jesse after all of these years and take comfort in that. She was always kind and loving, and we’ll always cherish the many drives all over the Glasgow area – Ken would drive, but she always navigated and I’m glad Laney got to know her too. When we would visit – every time we would go out, she would run into a former student and she always knew who they were and took delight in seeing them. The Glasgow area won’t be the same ever again – a terrible loss.

  6. Ms Combs Morgan was my grade school teacher at Hiseville. She was a great teacher. Over the years she never forgot who I was. She will be missed. To the family sorry for your loss🙏🙏🙏

  7. Ms Combs Morgan was my grade school teacher at Hiseville. She was a great teacher and person. Over the years when I saw her she never forgot who I was. She will be missed. To the family sorry for your loss🙏🙏🙏

  8. Ella White and my mom graduated from Temple Hill together. I had the privilege to teach with her at Happy Valley and I learned so much from her wonderful teaching style. We are family through Jesse’s side. She was a special and dear lady and I am honored to have known her.

  9. My mom graduated from Temple Hill High School with Ella White. I taught beside her at Happy Valley Elementary and learned so much from her gracious and capable teaching style. We are family on Jesse’s side and were neighbors on North Green St. She was as fine a lady as could ever be found.

  10. I had “Miss Combs” in fourth grade, 1953-54 school year, when she taught at Bristletown, a one room school. My favorite memory of her, she took a group of us students home with her to spend the night, so much fun. Later, I had the pleasure of teaching with her at Happy Valley Elementary, where she was teaching fourth grade, and I taught third grade. She was always such a kind, caring and pleasant lady. My condolences to the family.

  11. My mama has knew all the combs family most of her life she lived on the combs family farm so sorry for your loss. Edna Lynn Glass and her son Dale Glass

  12. Ella White was a wonderful person. So very thankful to have briefly known this gentle lady. She and my mother-in-law, Virginia (Ginny) Bryson were friends many years ago.

  13. So very sorry to hear of Mrs. Morgan’s passing. She was my favorite elementary school teacher. My love of history and reading began with her class. Such a sweet lady, soft spoken and genuine. God has gained a wonderful angel.

  14. My life has been much richer by knowing Ella White. We met shortly after Jessie’s death. She was truly a lady, we all could learn from her grace and poise. The world would be a better place if we had more people like Ella White. Sympathy for the family!
    Virginia Anderson

  15. Sally and I have known Ms Ella for a relatively short period of time in which we learned to appreciate this lovely, kind, and intelligent lady. We will miss our special friend. Sally and Carl Copass

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