Mary Lucretia Morehouse

Watts Funeral Homes Obituary

Mary Lucretia Morehouse, 102 W Virginia St, Crescent City, FL, and formerly of Troupsburg and Woodhull, NY, left this earth for her heavenly home September 13, 2017, in Palatka, Florida following a lengthy battle with rheumatoid arthritis.

She was born September 8, 1932 in Troupsburg to Edwin and Lottie Mosher Cook and was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Morehouse, her parents, and two brothers, Donald Cook and James Cook.

She leaves behind two daughters: Patricia (Floyd) Schoonover, Crescent City, FL; Bonnie (William) Geschwender of Pinckney, Ml. Four sons: Timothy (Peggy) Morehouse, Galeton, PA; Philip (Janneane) Morehouse, Painted Post, NY; Lynn (Gail) Morehouse of Manassas, VA; Loren (Ellen) Morehouse of Everett, WA. Her sister, Elizabeth LaBar of Crescent City, FL, 14 grandchildren, 2 step-grand-children, and 13 great grandchildren.

She worked for many years as a nurse’s aide at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, NY, as a Personal Care Aide, and as a custodian at the Jasper-Troupsburg Central School District. She was a gifted musician and served as the pianist for the Austinburg Baptist Church in PA and at the Georgetown United Methodist Church in FL for over 70 years. She also enjoyed playing the accordion.

Upon retirement, she enjoyed traveling and camping in her RV, volunteered at the Putnam County Service Center for many years, and together with her sister, have crocheted 100s of lap robes for patients of nursing homes.

Due to the lingering effects from Hurricane Irma, arrangements are incomplete with Watts Funeral Homes, San Mateo, FL, and The HP Smith and Son Funeral Home of Woodhull, NY. A memorial service will be held at the Georgetown United Methodist Church at the convenience of the family and larger church family. A memorial service will also be held at a later date at the Austinburg Baptist Church, Austinburg, PA. Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.

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