Edith E. (Lapan) Morse NORTHFIELD — Edith Elsie (Lapan) Morse went home to Jesus on Aug. 18, 2019, at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus Morse; her children Barry Morse, Beth Neill and Lori Morse; her grandson, Benjamin Neill; and son-in-law Donald Pierce. She is survived by her children Gloria Pierce and David Morse (Dawn Morse); son-in-law Chris Neill; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Edith was born to parents Silas and Elizabeth (Getchell) Lapan on Dec. 13, 1923, in South Cabot. Edith was the youngest of 10 children and spent much of her childhood with her older siblings. Edith married Cyrus Morse and they had five children. Because of the age differences in her children, she always said she raised two families. Edith was unable to graduate from high school, so after her children were grown, she returned to earn her GED. Edith worked at the Morse Farm, in the woolen mill in North Montpelier, at Vermont Plastics, at Heaton House in Montpelier as a nurse’s aide, and sold Tupperware for many years. Edith was a member of the Church of Christ in Montpelier for many years. After she went to live at Mayo Healthcare and Rehabilitation, she attended the Central Vermont Church of Christ with Beth and David and their families. Because of her failing health, the last time she attended services was Easter of 2018. Edith loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, researching her family genealogy, putting together photo albums, hooking rug art pieces and quilting. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last days at Mayo, especially Dr. Mandy Dauten. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Central Vermont Church of Christ in South Barre, with a graveside service following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Mayo Healthcare, 71 Richardson St., Northfield, VT 05663.

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Edith was such a sweet lady, she and Mom (Trudy Murphy) were best buddies for the last few years. She will be sorely missed, her wit,humor and strong faith will be remembered.


Rest in peace dear Aunt Edith. We love you so very much and have so many beautiful memories of our times together. Jan, Winston, Winston John and Mike.

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