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Sunday December 20th, 2020
12:00pm - 8:00pm

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Neil Morgan

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Neil Evan Morgan (64), son of Leo V. Morgan and Darlene M. (Poore) Morgan was born in Mt. Ayr, IA on January 4th, 1956.  He graduated from Mt. Ayr Community High School in 1974.  After high school he attended Iowa State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business in 1978. After graduation, he remained a dedicated Cyclone fan, which as many know, was no easy task.

He was united in marriage to Cindabeth Sims on April 28th, 1979.  Neil was blessed with two daughters, Julie Suzanne (1981) and Kathlyn Elizabeth (1982).  He started his professional career as a Farm Manager with Bloomington National Bank in Bloomington, IL.  After a couple of years in Illinois, Neil decided the farm was calling him home.  He was fortunate to work alongside his dad for the next 25 years raising cattle and row crop.  In 2000, Neil became Ringgold County Assessor and served in that role until 2016.  He was a self-taught Assessor and took pride in running a cost-effective office. He was instrumental in computerizing many areas of the assessment process including his own development of valuation software. He was an expert when it came to the ag productivity formula used by the Department of Revenue and even challenged them a time or two on their final numbers. His knowledge of this formula earned him the Iowa State Association of Assessors Outstanding Member Award in 2014. Neil also enjoyed participating in Lions Club, Ringgold Singers, the United Methodist Church, the Ringgold County Democratic Party and serving on the boards of both Farm Bureau and Rural Electric Cooperative.

In recent years, Neil enjoyed traveling with his special friend, Kathy Scott, to many locations including Alaska, Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Hawaii.  They also enjoyed spending time camping, tailgating at Chiefs games and browsing books at Barnes & Noble. Neil enjoyed talking about history, politics, and sports and never missed an opportunity for good conversation. 

On December 16, 2020, Neil is reunited in heaven with his father Leo Morgan and brother-in-law John Wright. 

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Julie (Justin) Neas, Katie (Matt) Routh; grandchildren: Claire, Nash and Libby Routh, Ella Waske, Clay (Amber) Neas and Brody Neas; mother Darlene Morgan; brother Ron (Marta) Morgan of Ames, sisters Connie (Gary) Wiechmann of Atlantic, Nancy Wright of Panora and Jan Morgan of Greenfield; and special friend Kathy Scott of Sharpsburg.

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Darlene and all the Morgan family, I was a year older then Neil in high school and remember him well. One of my fondest memories was heading down to the band building from the school and ending up walking beside Neil many, many times through the years. There was always a lot of kidding and many a joke, many a laugh, always a smile. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you all.

Dianne Johnson Miller Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of the death of Neil. We look forward to seeing him alive again in the resurrection. John 5:28, 29

Jim and Donna Adams Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I got to know Neil from my working in the Lucas County Assessor's office. We had some nice conversations over the years and considered him a friend.

Janet Rouse Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your loved one, Neil Morgan. I didn't know him very well, but he was at our house this year doing Census work, I think. Kathy Scott was a good friend at the hospital. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in your loss.

Linda E Barber Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

Neil was a strong and knowledgeable member of our Iowa Assessor family. He was a good guy and always had time for conversation. Several years ago he and I flew around his county one afternoon so he could see it from the air. He was passionate about his job. Thank you for all you did for your association. Prayers to your families

Brenda Nelson Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

I recall conversations with Neil over the years, at continuing education classes at our Fall School of Instruction. It was always interesting, helpful and fun to chat with him, a nice man with a sense of humor, and I liked how he would share his opinion about whatever was on the agenda or not.

Joe Flores (Fayette County Assessor RET) Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

Neil was my boss and friend in Ringgold county. He was so patient and eager to share his knowledge and had a ton to share. Such a sad loss and my condolences go out to Julie and Kate especially as well as his mom and sinlings in their time of grief.

Jean Johnson Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Darlene, Connie, Ron, Nancy, Jan and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and keeping you in my heart.

Vickie Butler Pierce Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Neil's family. I worked in the Assessor's Office with Neil for 3 1/2 years and I am thankful for everything that he taught me during that time. He had a vast knowledge of the assessment world and worked tirelessly in that office in Ringgold County for nearly 16 years. I respected him and the work he did. My deepest sympathy, Melinda England

Melinda England Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Neil on various committees over the years and always enjoyed our conversations. He wasn't afraid to challenge the system and I respected that. Sorry for your loss.
Cary Halfpop

Cary Halfpop Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

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