Marjorie E. Doud

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, Pa., 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 Sept. 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. (Dorothea) Doud, of Canton, and Steven C. (Kerry) Doud, of Troy; daughters, Mary Ann (Jeff) Whitney, of Norwich, N.Y., Janet E. (Norvin “Mooch”) Holmes, and Alicia (Frank) Jennings, all of Canton; brother, Ronald Morgan, of Troy, sister, Gertrude Robinson, of Montoursville Falls, N.Y., special sister-in-law, Alice Ingham, of Hornell, N.Y.; 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. Tuesday, the 11th at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday the 12th, 11 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Washington and E. Union St., Canton, with Mons. Stephen McGough and Rev. 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 S. Union Road, Roaring Branch, PA 17765.