Ina Kay Morgan was born on September 11, 1932 to parents Gordon and Helen Middleton in Hawthorne, Florida. She graduated from Hawthorne High School in 1952. She received her B.A. from the University of Florida, and taught second grade in Florida schools. After earning a master’s degree at Florida State University, she was a media specialist at schools in Georgia and Michigan, and at Palatka High School, where she retired. She was active in the Hawthorne Area
Historical Society, the Hawthorne Woman’s Club, United Methodist Women, Hawthorne First United Methodist Church, Church Women United, and the Hawthorne Life Enrichment Senior Citizens.
She died on July 12, 2022 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center (Haven Hospice) after a short illness.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Edward Morgan. She is survived by her brother Gordon Middleton (Mary) of Jacksonville; her sister Diane Tilbury (Larry) of Hawthorne; three nephews; three nieces; five great nephews; five great nieces; and two great-great nephews. She will be missed by the many friends she has had over her 89 years.
A service will be held on Saturday July 23 rd at 2:00pm at the Hawthorne Middle/High School auditorium, 21403 SE 69 th Avenue. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service also in the auditorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Hawthorne First United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 458, Hawthorne, FL 32640; United Methodist Women (P.O. Box 127, Hawthorne); Hawthorne Women’s Club (P.O. Box 1407, Hawthorne); or Hawthorne Are Historical Society (c/o Robert Moore, 9512 SW 54 th Road,
Gainesville, FL 32608). Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main ST Gainesville, FL 32601. 352-376-5361. www.milamfh.com