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Colena Olena Morgan, 96, entered Heaven's gates Friday evening, December 9, 2016. A lifelong resident of Muskogee County, she was born in Wainwright, Oklahoma, to Calvin and Cora (Lowrance) Wilbourn on December 18, 1919. She grew up and attended the public schools in Wainwright and graduated Valedictorian from Council Hill High School in 1937.
After finishing her education, she went to work with Southwestern Bell Telephone. She started as an operator and worked with them for over 30 years, retiring as a Supervisor in the mid 1970's.
Colena married J. B. Morgan in July of 1948. They shared many years of happiness and marriage together. Colene was a member of Boston Avenue Baptist Church.
Her hobbies included square dancing, travelling, and boating. Her family recalls that she especially enjoyed working at her home and at her Church; doing things in the kitchen and helping with d├ęcor for special events and seasons.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Cora Wilbourn; her husand, J.B. Morgan, her brother Carl Wilbourn; and her sister, Christina Weddle.
Colena is survived by her sisters, Cheryl Holland of Edmond, OK, Coreta Strickland and her husband Joe of Muskogee, OK; her brother, Charlie Wilbourn and his wife Brenda of Muskogee; her step son, Glen Morgan and his wife Darlene of Oklahoma City, OK; many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends who loved her dearly.
A celebration of Colena's life will be Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Lashley officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Published on December 10, 2016
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