Morse, Carol J.


Carol J. Morse, 77, of Liberty Township, Grove City, passed away on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the Rev. Willard S. Morse, a retired elder, and mother of the Rev. Steve Morse, pastor of Greensburg First UMC.

Carol was the oldest of five children of the late George Elwin and Bernice (Leinbaugh) Johnston. She was born July 2, 1939, in Cortland, N.Y. 
She married the Rev. Willard S. Morse on July 13, 1957. Together they raised four sons, and for Carol, her faith in God and her family were her "focus of being." 

Having been a vital part of many churches and communities, she was most recently a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City. 

In addition to her husband of nearly 60 years, she is survived by four sons, Michael "Mike" (Linda), the Rev. Steve (Lynne), Eric (Elaine) and Scott (Anne); nine grandchildren, Jason (Jordann), Justin (Brittany), Bethany, Gabrielle, Krysten Pampel (Matt), Samantha, London, Zephrin and Addison; four great-grandchildren, Jayden, Jensen, Trinity and L.J.; two brothers, George (Jane) and Dr. E. Peter (Beth); two sisters, Cindy (Vinnie) and Wendy (Rick); and many nieces and nephews. 

She and Willard resided in Gibsonia, Pa., from 1972-86, in Mount Morris, Pa., from 1986-1998 and in the Grove City since 1998. 

Visitation was scheduled for Friday, May 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Cunningham Funeral Home, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Grace UMC in Grove City. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carol's memory to Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA 16127, are suggested.