On the morning of Saturday, June 8, 2019, Marjorie Ellen (Morgan) Doud of Canton passed away peacefully at her residence. She was 87 years of age. Born Jan. 8, 1932 in Shunk, she was the daughter of Lester and Mary (Bohart) Morgan. As a child Marjorie displayed a gift for music, and was proficient at the piano by the age of eight. She joined other members of her family as part of the Morgan family band, performing at area square dances. Remarkably, she never had a music lesson, nor could she read music. In time she would share her gift and her talents with the parishioners of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Canton. During her senior year at high school, while at a square dance, she met the love of her life, Philip Doud. Following her graduation at Canton Area High School, Class of 1950, she and Philip were united in marriage. Together they raised three sons and three daughters, and would have celebrated 69 years together this September 9. Over the years Marjorie was active in the 4-H and the Altar & Rosary Society at St. Michael’s Church. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and was well known for her molasses cookies. She was devoted to her Lord, her family and her community.
She is survived by her husband, Philip, at home; sons, James H. (and Dorothea) Doud of Canton and Steven C. (and Kerry) Doud of Troy; daughters, Mary Ann (and Jeff) Whitney of Norwich, New York, Janet E. (and Norvin “Mooch”) Holmes and Alicia (and Frank) Jennings, all of Canton; brother, Ronald Morgan of Troy; sister, Gertrude Robinson of Montoursville Falls, New York; special sister-in-law, Alice Ingham of Hornell, New York; her faithful Schnauzer companion, Lady; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, P. Dennis Doud as well as her siblings, Harold, Harmon, Geraldine(Rathbun), Morris and Richard.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the 11th at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday the 12th, 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Washington & E. Union Street, Canton, with Monsignor Stephen McGough and Reverend Joe Kutcher as celebrants. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers, and suggests that contributions in Marjorie’s name be directed to St. Michael’s Altar & Rosary Society Kitchen Fund c/o Dot Hopkins, 2104 South Union Rd., Roaring Branch, PA 17765.