Morna May Eastridge, long-time community news correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News, died Sept. 16 at the age of 95.
Eastridge wrote the “Corner Oak and Knob” column for years until her health began failing. Morna put down her pen when she became allergic to ink.
She was noted for her optimism and her love of family. She expressed appreciation for the people who helped her when she was ill.
Her love for her husband Arther (not Arthur, as she gently reminded us whenever it was misspelled) was legendary. He died in 2002 but she kept his memory alive, jotting a few words about some happy moment they’d shared during their long marriage. They worked together on their farm near Sonora and raised a large family.
Eastridge was a member of Sonora United Methodist Church and attended Sunrise Manor Adult Day Care.
She is survived by three daughters, Shirley Ramsey, Violette McMurtry and Patty Chaudoin; and two sons, James Wandon “Bud” Eastridge and Pat Eastridge.
Her funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Sonora United Methodist Church in Sonora. Burial will be at Sonora Cemetery.
Visitation is 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Manakee Funeral Home in Sonora.