Elaine Morton 1939 - 2011 Lawrence
A memorial service for Elaine Morton, 71, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Liberty United Methodist Church in Liberty, Mo.
Mrs. Morton died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born on March 19, 1939, in Pittsburg, the daughter of Kenny and Irene Simons.
Mrs. Morton attended Kansas University, where she earned a degree in art education in 1961. She earned a master’s degree from Webster University in 1994. She spent her career teaching art in Olathe and Liberty, Mo. She was a member of P.E.O. and Liberty United Methodist Church.
She married James R. Morton on June 12, 1960. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Kenny Morton and wife Kimberly, and a daughter, Sally Riggs and husband Joel, all of Lawrence; and four grandsons, Jim and Sam Morton, and Tom and Andy Riggs.
The family suggests memorials to the James R. and Elaine Morton Memorial Scholarship, sent in care of the K.U. Endowment Assocation, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044.