May 15, 2013


Eloise Morlan, 95, of Cedar Falls and formerly of Scranton, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Cedar Falls Health Care Center in Cedar Falls.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Church of Christ in Scranton with Pastor Bob McKnight officiating. Organist will be Laura McKnight, and vocalists will be Ron Morlan and the Conditt family. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of service. Burial will be in Dillavou Cemetery near Scranton. Casket bearers will be Burdell Hensley, Walter Kinnan, Mike Hamilton, Steve Morlan, Craig Carrick and Ron Brant.

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Born July 23, 1917, at Churdan, she was a daughter of Wilmer and Lottie (Tharp) Cochran. She married Edward Morlan on Sept. 16, 1940, at the home of her parents. Eloise graduated from Churdan High School in 1935 and then attended Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, where she received her teaching certificate. Eloise taught school for three years before her marriage. The Morlans lived in Cedar Township, Greene County, from 1945 until 1979 where they farmed. In 1979 they moved to Scranton where they lived until the time of Edward's death.

The Morlans were members of Scranton Friends Church for many years until its closing. Eloise was a 4-H leader, a member of the Scranton Heritage Club and Neighborhood Birthday Club. Eloise moved to Cedar Falls in 2004 and had made her home at Cedar Falls Health Care Center since October 2010.

Eloise is survived by a son, Ken Morlan, and his wife, Carol, of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Elaine Snyder, and her husband, Darrel, of Corte Madera, Calif.; four grandchildren: Cheryl Nuttall and her husband, James, of Alameda, Calif., Greg Snyder and wife, Ronnie, of Novato, Calif., Kristine Conditt and her husband, Paul, of Cedar Falls, and Ronald Morlan and his wife, Karen, of Cedar Falls; and eight great-grandchildren: Shelby, Abigail, Isaac, Andrew, Lauren, Lyle, Leah and Alexis.

Eloise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; three sisters: Ruth Loudenback, Cleopha Kinnan and Wilma Hamilton; and a brother Maurice Cochran.