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Mary Morrow

Joplin Globe Dec 07, 1997

LAMAR, Mo. Mary L. Dighero Morrow, 85, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after an illness. She was the sister of George Dighero, Lamar.

Mrs. Morrow was born July 22, 1912, in Barton City. She and her husband owned and operated George's 69 Cafe in Fort Scott. She also had been a cook in the cafeteria of Winfield Scott Elementary School.

She was a member of First Church of God, where she participated in Sunday school and Bible study, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Lady Eagles, Women's Relief Corps, Olive Chapter No. 13 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and Senior Citizens at Buck Run Community Center.

She married George Lee Morrow on July 16, 1959, at Miami, Okla. He died Jan. 23, 1990.

Survivors include three daughters, Alice McElmurry, Fort Scott, Patricia "Bobbie" Ann Clark, Wichita, Kan., and Betty Knox, Springfield; a stepson, Jimmy Morrow, Corpus Christi, Texas; a stepdaughter, Peggy Quinlon, Overland Park, Kan.; two additional brothers, Herb Dighero, Walker, and Loyd Dighero, El Dorado Springs; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nine great-stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Church of God, Fort Scott. The Rev. Larry Stutzman will officiate. Burial will be in U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott.

Order of Eastern Star services will be conducted at the funeral.

Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, Fort Scott.

Contributions may be made to First Church of God, Fort Scott, in care of the funeral home.