The Reverend Nathan J. Morgan died June 28, 2018 in Halstead, Kansas. He was born February 2, 1953 in Hays, Kansas, to Joe D. and Ella (Sanders) Morgan.
Nathan graduated from Hobbs High School in 1971 and Panhandle State University in 1975. He married Lorraine G. Ivie of Guymon, Oklahoma on July 6, 1976, and with her embarked on a life of ministry as he graduated from Phillips Theological Seminary and was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1979. He spent his adult life as an itinerant pastor in the United Methodist Church, serving churches in Jefferson, Renfrow, and Ponca City in Oklahoma; and Argonia, Goodland, Kendall, Lakin, Wichita, Anthony, and Newton in Kansas. In addition to his ministry, Nathan enjoyed history, politics, music and astronomy; and collected stamps, coins and comic strips (especially Peanuts).
Nathan is survived by wife Lorraine Morgan; daughter, Rachelle Morgan; and sons, Joseph Morgan and his wife Dyan, Wesley Morgan and his wife Angela, and Davis Morgan. He was blessed with four grandchildren: Alice, Millie, Theo, and Bea. Other survivors include sisters Penelope Morgan and Jill Lawson, brother Tim Morgan, brothers-in-law Gary and Paul Ivie, and Keith Lawson, sister-in-law Arletta Ivie, and many cousins and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 10 am Tuesday (July 3, 2018) at Greenwood Cemetery followed by a memorial service at First United Methodist Church of Newton, Kansas at 11 am. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton.