Marcella "Marcie" Morgan
Gibbons Funeral Home - Elmhurst
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL
Marcella 'Marcie' Morgan (nee Hayes)
Died: September 20, 2021
Marcella "Marcie" Morgan (nee Hayes), age 99, of Elmhurst, Illinois, died peacefully on September 20, 2021.
Marcie grew up in a loving family in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she graduated from Central Catholic High School (now Bishop Dwenger High) and met her husband, Wally, a World War II pilot, at the Army "Officers' Club." After brief stints in Augusta, Georgia and Washington D.C., they moved to Elmhurst, where she resided for 70 years, raising a family of nine. She was active in her community, and particularly, in her parish, Immaculate Conception, where she served as a Eucharistic minister, sacristan, and lay minister to the sick, and was deeply involved in the parish schools as a room mother and on various parent committees. She and Wally actively supported the parish high school, which all of their children attended, when it faced financial difficulties, serving as co-chairs of "The Knight of Jewels," an annual fundraiser for the school. IC High School remains open and thrives to this day. In 1984, the IC Council of Catholic Women honored her contributions, naming her "Woman of the Year." Marcie lived by the Catholic credo "care for the whole person, body, mind and spirit." She nurtured and applauded her children's academic accomplishments and a commitment to doing good in the world and, as an avid sports fan (particularly of Notre Dame football), instilled in them both a love of athletic competition and a spirit of good sportsmanship. As a daughter, sister, wife, and friend, she provided comfort in times of need.
Wally and their dear son, Tom, predeceased Marcie.
She is survived by her children Joe (Sue), Jim (Elissa), John (Rose), Ellen (Sheldon Zenner), Mike (Beth), Mary (Nick) Kondras, Mark (Joni), and Pat (Kelli); by her grandchildren, Brigid (Amy) Wasko, Betsy (Mike) Shannon, Erin (Joe) Goes, Nate (Alena), Robb (Julie), Gloria (Marty) Golle, Francis (Kristen) Spedafino, Amy (Lane) Stone, Laura (Chris) Bennett, Elie (Jill) Zenner, Nathaniel (Holly) Zenner, Neil, Molly, Emily (Matthew) Darnell, Wyatt Kondras (Ursula Sokol), Haley Thomas, Tory Thomas, Jack Thomas (Desi), Peter Thomas, Patrick, Mackenzie, and Mark; and by 22 great-grandchildren (with 3 more on the way.)
Marcie will be remembered for her radiant smile, her selflessness, her countless acts of kindness, her humility, her dry wit, her prolific and eloquent letter writing, and, most of all, for her deep and abiding faith.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 134 Arthur St., Elmhurst on Saturday, October 23 at 9:30 am (masks required). The family welcomes contributions in memory of Marcie to Daybreak ( and Care (, organizations addressing homelessness and hunger that she supported.
Published by Suburban Life Publications from Oct. 14 to Oct. 22, 2021.
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Memorial Mass
Immaculate Conception Church
134 Arthur St, Elmhurst, IL
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Joe, we have heard so many wonderful things about your mother for the last 44 years. What a wonderful family!
Paul and Carrie Barr
October 26, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. We know Ellen what a amazing daughter you were and how devoted you were to your mother. Our hearts go out to you .
Don and Kathy Levin
October 21, 2021
Don and Kathy Levin
October 21, 2021
Don and Kathy Levin
October 21, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Gibbons Family
October 15, 2021
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