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Marion C. Morton

July 16, 1931 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 89)


Marion W. Morton (White), age 89, passed away on December 27 2020, surrounded by her family, at her son’s home in West Chester Pa. From her birth in Pittsburg Pa, on July 16, 1931 to her death, she nourished people around her with love, faith, and service to others. She was raised in Camphill by her parents, Howard and Betty (Abbott) and was their only child. At an early age, Marion started riding horses and by the age of 15 she was riding professionally. After graduating from high school, she attended, Hollins College, majoring in French. Following her graduation she worked as a translator for TWA airlines and later for AAA. On, September 26, 1959 she married the love of her life, C. Richard Morton Esq. They went on raise two children Shannon and John. During her life, she volunteered at the Chester County Hospital every week for over 50 years, helped open and run the Encore shop, made Christmas Stockings for the children that were in Juvenile Detention and made bib’s for Brains House. Marion was an active member in her church, the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Kennett Square, serving on the vestry, alter guild and the community outreach board. Marion was an avid reader and loved watching Jeopardy.  Marion was always very proud of being a breeder of standard poodles, and successfully bred beautiful puppies up until her last puppy, Sarah.

Left to honor Marion and remember her love are Marion’s two children, John and his wife Karen Morton of West Chester and Shannon Watson of Caln Township. As well as her grandchildren, Patrick Stofflet (West Chester), Emory Mason (Wisconsin), Alexander & Erin Polen (Downingtown). Cristina Morton (West Chester), Kirsten Gareau (Virginia), and Danielle Watson (East Fallowfield). She was also, very loved by her cousin’s Kathy Jones of Ohio and Carol Richardson of Texas. Marion will be remembered as a bright, shining light in the various communities and churches she served. Funeral services will be held in the spring when it will be safe for all to come together and celebrate her life at the Episcopal Church of the Advent. Burial will be private and will be held at Oakland Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her loving husband. The Morton family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Penn Hospice Care, Good-fellowship Ambulance and the Chester County Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to, The Episcopal, Church of the Advent 401 N Union St, Kennett Square, PA 19348

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