Mrs. H. S. (Elanora) Morton

From the Oberlin Herald October 16, 1947

Pioneer Mother Dies at age of 79 years - Funeral Service Tuesday
Friends and acquaintances were sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. H. S. Morton, which occurred in the Benton Memorial Hospital Monday morning.  Mrs. Morton, who was past 79 years of age, suffered a stroke several months ago, but had recovered sufficiently to live alone in her home on S. York.
Last week she became ill, and her condition became critical before she was removed to the local hospital, where all possible medical care failed to stem the tide of ebbing life from the frail body, and she passed on to her reward about 7:30 Monday morning.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church at Kanona, Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. Oscar Brown officiating in the absence of Rev. Walter Fish, Kanona Pastor.  Interment was in the Kanona Cemetery.
Mrs. Morton had been a resident of Decatur county since 1879, and for many years she had lived alone at her home in Oberlin. She was an accomplished seamstress and for the past several years, until she suffered a stroke she had done custom sewing in her home here.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gertie Gloss, Colorado Springs and a son, Neil Morton of Wellington, Kansas.  Predeceased were an infant son Howard, a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Westfall, and another daughter Mrs. Grace Ropert. Mr. Morton died in 1928
Mr. and Mrs. Gloss, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Morton were here for the funeral services of their mother.

Submitted by Elsie Rarey