1980’s she was the first woman to be a
candidate for the board of the Ohio
University Credit Union. She received an
award in Athens County in 2003 for 50
years of activism in the American Civil
Liberties Union. She received the Social
Justice Lifetime Service Award from the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of
Yellow Springs in 2007.
The Mayor of Dayton, Ohio proclaimed Mary Morgan Day 9/20/09
“For the rights of women by opening the door for women
candidates in the
Miami Valley and working tirelessly for social justice.” She
the Cathy Bantz “Making Democracy Work” award 2/23/10 from
the League of
Women Voters and the She was a Leadership Award winner of
the Greene County
Council on Aging in 2011.
Morgan was an active member of the ACLU, the First Unitarian
Dayton, Dayton Women’s Liberation, Dayton Women’s Rights
and several anti-war and civil rights organizations. She was
active in the
Yellow Springs Senior Center and the group Older and Bolder.
as an instructor from Ohio University in 1988 and then
opened Antiques, Uniques and Reliques, a collector’s shop in Amesville, Ohio
later was destroyed by a flash flood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Morgan, an
5 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by four nieces,
friends Trudy K. Whitacre, Shirl Levesconte, Pat Dewees, and
Griesinger. She directed her body to the Wright State
Anatomical Gift Program. Mary rescued many abandoned dogs
and has asked
that memorial gifts be directed to any county Humane Society
Helen Ecology Institute, 405 Corry St. Yellow Springs, OH
She lived in Dayton from 1942–1977, in Athens County from
and in Yellow Springs from 2003 until her death.
Her memorial service will be held at the Yellow Springs
227 Xenia Ave. (Rt. 68), at 2 pm on Sunday, March 8, which
International Women’s Day.