Dr.Dick Allen Morgan


Kansas City, MO - Dick Allen Morgan was born November 16, 1943 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Della Phillips Morgan and Ursel James Morgan. The second of two boys, his older brother is Don Morgan. Both Dick and Don attended Ponca City High School in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Growing up, Dick often enjoyed quiet summers helping at his Father's upholstery business, attending youth group at First Nazarene church, fishing with his Dad at Lake Ponca, and earning the Life Scout rank through his commitment to Boy Scouts. In high school he was an accomplished tenor and honor student. His chorale and academic work earned him a scholarship to sing with the traveling choir at Bethany Nazarene College, from which he graduated in 1963. While in college, he met Virginia Dell Patterson from Pasadena, California. They married June 8, 1965. He then studied to become an anesthesiologist at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and graduated in June of 1969. On June 9,1968 he welcomed his firstborn, daughter Elizabeth Dawn Morgan (Allen). Upon graduation from medical school, Dick enlisted in the United States Navy and did his Anesthesia Fellowship at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He and his family lived in Camp Pendleton, California then moved to the US Naval station in the far reaches of Adak, Alaska in 1971. Here he learned to scuba dive for Alaskan king crab under the ice. His son, David Allen Morgan was born in Adak, Alaska on December 7, 1972.
Upon finishing residency at UCSD, Dick moved his family to Wichita, Kansas. He joined partner Dr. Ernest McCellan to serve at Wesley and St. Francis Hospitals. During this time, Dick earned his pilots license and enjoyed flying on short trips to watch his beloved OU Football team. In 1982, Dick and Virginia embraced a life dream to relocate to a tiny town of 75 along the shoreline in East Blue Hill, Maine. Here, the family learned to sail, ski and eat lobster often caught right off the shore of their sea wall. Dick concluded his time living in Maine, working at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
Dick returned to Wichita, Kansas and later married Jan Stockton on December 8, 1997. Jan's only daughter, Shaina Stockton (Hesse) was dear to Dick and he actively took a role in raising her. On several occasions and as recently as 2014, Dick was celebrated as one of "Wichita's best Doctors." In 2014, Dick formally retired. He then moved to Kansas City in 2015. In KC, he joined Church of the Resurrection, participating on the Security Team. He also enjoyed his wine collection and playing golf. While his health declined, he spent time with family as much as possible. He passed on June 6, 2019 after a valiant fight with Lewy body dementia.
The celebration of life service will be held at Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Chapel on Tuesday, June 18th. Family visitation is at 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm is the service. Church of the Resurrection is at 135th and Roe, Leawood Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to local KC families in financial need during job transition. Donations can be directed to Congregational Care- Employment Ministry, Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas
Published on June 15, 2019
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Phoebe Devenish
Jun 17, 2019
I have thought of Dick Morgan over the years since he left Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. He was a pleasure to work with, a good and caring anesthesiologist. He had a lovely voice which he used to quietly hum the bass or tenor lines of known choral and instrumental pieces, while preparing for cases in the OR. He had a wicked sense of humor and infectious laugh. Although I’ve not seen him for years, I will miss his quiet kind spirit.
Kathy Hoke
Jun 17, 2019
I worked with Dr Morgan at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth Maine. He was a kind and compassionate to both patients and co-workers. He was a great doctor.
Jun 15, 2019
I worked with Dr. Morgan in at St Joseph's Hospital in Bangor, Maine. I remember his as being a soft spoken and kind person as well as an excellent Anesthesiologist.
Elizabeth Allen
Jun 13, 2019