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Mrs. C. Elizabeth Morrison Nester

As originally published on Tuesday, March 6, 2007

C. Elizabeth Morrison Nester, 103, died Friday March 2 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg, Md. She was wife of the late James L. Nester and the daughter of George M. Morrison and Susan C. Waesche Morrison. She is survived by nephews W. Robert Morrison of Canton, Ohio and Richard D. Morrison of Venice, Fla. She was predeceased by brothers, William E. Morrison, Charles A. Morrison and George W. Morrison.

She was born on a farm near Emmitsburg and, as a young girl, moved with her family to Baltimore, Md., where she graduated from Towson State Teachers College and Johns Hopkins University. She earned a masters degree from Columbia University New York City, while teaching history in the Baltimore City school system. She returned to live in Emmitsburg when she married James L. Nester and continued to teach in the Baltimore school system for a total of 41 years.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed studying the Spanish language. She was a world traveler who enjoyed multiple trips to Europe, and Cuba and other trips to Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, China and Singapore. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Emmitsburg.

Services will be held at Skiles Funeral Home Emmitsburg at 1 p.m., Monday, March 12. Friends may meet the family at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery Baltimore, Md. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Catherines Nursing Center. 331 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.  

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