Obituaries

Obituaries

Beverly Chauncey Morton 1915 - 2007 Lawrence

Graveside services for Beverly Chauncey Morton Sr., 91, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mr. Morton died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Nov. 29, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Clark Oliver and Hazel Harriett Colvin Morton. He graduated from Kansas City Central High School and attended Kansas City Junior College. He moved to Lawrence in 1974.Mr. Morton worked at Lindas Lumber Co. in Larned and St. John, J.W. Metz Lumber Co. in Arvada, Colo., and Rounds and Porter Lumber Co., Antrim Lumber Co., T.M. Deal Lumber Co., Clutter Lindas Lumber Co. and A.A. Doerr Mercantile Co., all in Larned. He also worked for Morton's Building Material Co. and retired in 1983. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Larned.He married Evelyn Dale Morton on July 6, 1939, in Larned, with the Rev. A.G. Cheney officiating. She died April 10, 2003.Survivors include four sons, Beverly C. Jr., Lawrence, Larry D., Winter Springs, Fla., Robert W., Norman, Okla., and Richard A., Shawnee; three daughters, Marilyn Turner, Dodge City, Carrie Werth, Olathe, and Lori Ward, Baldwin City; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.Mr. Morton was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clark O. Jr. and Walter.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.