Elizabeth J. Morehouse, age 85 of Mankato, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Mankato.
Private services will be held. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is assisting the family with arrangements.
Elizabeth Joan was born on September 1, 1932 to Harry T. and Shirley P. (Hulse) Morehouse in Afton, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school she attended the University of Illinois earning a Bachelor of Science with a triple major in Speech Therapy, English and Theater Arts and a Minor in Rhetoric. Elizabeth then earned her Master's Degree in Theater Arts-Tech Major and English Minor. She then received her PhD in Theater Arts-Tech Major with an English 16th Century Minor. Elizabeth was a teacher for 22 years and taught high school in Neosho, MO, Eugene, OR, and Wyandotte OR. She then taught college at the University of Illinois, Texas Lutheran, Rochester Community College, and MSU Mankato. After her teaching career she was employed at Blue Earth County as a dispatcher for 22 years.
She is survived by her caregiver and friend, Scott Haefner of Mankato.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Tom and sisters Nancy, Cynthia.
Published on December 18, 2017