Lois Morton

Friday, September 6, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Lois "Toots" Morton, 79, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services of Cape Girardeau.

She was born July 19, 1923, near Oriole, Mo., daughter of Alexander "Alex" and Lucy Cotner Whitledge. She and Woodrow H. Clifton were married May 28, 1941. He died Nov. 3, 1982. She and Charles Morton were married July 21, 1987.

Morton worked at the former International Shoe Co. in Jackson 27 years, retiring in 1985. She was a former member of Old Apple Creek Presbyterian Church near Pocahontas.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Joyce Griffin of St. Charles, Mo., Joann Schmitt of Chaffee, Mo., Judy Lane of Branson, Mo.; two stepsons, Daniel Morton of Omaha, Neb., David Morton of Atoka, Tenn.; a sister, Grace McNeely of Jackson; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, a sister, and a grandchild.

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

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.