From the Oberlin Herald
June, 1981
MARGARET L. MORTON, daughter of Arthur and Nellie (Beckwith) Kline, was born in Norton County, Kan. Sept. 4, 1911. She died on June 30, 1981, at the Long Term Care Unit at the Decatur County Hospital at the age of 69.

She grew up in Norton County graduating from Almena High School in 1929.
On November 6, 1930, she was married to Abbott Miles Morton in Phillips County, Kan.  Following their marriage, they farmed in Bassettville Township until 1972 when they retired and moved to Oberlin.  He died in 1974 and she entered the Good Samaritan Center in 1976 where she had lived until the past eight months when she entered Long Term Care Unit at the Decatur County Hospital.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oberlin OES #106 and was an active 4-H leader for 35 years.

Surviving are two sons, Rex and wife Billie, Topeka, and Arnold and wife Jackie, Winston, ORE; three daughters, Mary and her husband, John Futral, Savannah, GA., Margaret and husband Phil Erickson, Oberlin,  and Avis Wheelock, Kansas City, MO; one sister, Dorothy Barngrover, Norton; two brothers, Leo Kline, Norton, and Elza Kline Fairfield, Calif; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild and other relatives.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Abbott, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held July 3 from the Oberlin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Clare officiating. Burial was in Oberlin Cemetery under the direction of Corcoran-Bateman Funeral Home.
Memorials were established to Oberlin United Methodist Chruch and the Decatur County Long Term Care Unit.
Submitted by Elsie Morton Rarey