Inez Morton

Saturday, August 31, 2002

OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Inez K. Morton, 85, of Oak Ridge died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson, Mo.

She was born Feb. 21, 1917, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Henry and Loree Smith Schmidt. She and Lester Morton were married Oct. 18, 1937. He died in October 1988.

Morton was a lifelong resident of Oak Ridge, and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1935.

She had worked at the former IGA and Sugar Creek Creamery Store in Oak Ridge, and the Kroger Egg Plant in Jackson. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Morton of Fountaintown, Ind., Ralph Morton of Jackson; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jon Sedgwick officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.