• Clarence Edwin Morton

    19 Jun 2019

  • Sedan – Clarence Edwin “Ed” Morton, age 93, passed away on June 19, 2019 at Ascension Via-Christi-St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas.

    He was born September 26, 1926 in Fall River, Kansas to Arthur Morton and Bonnie (Weaver) Morton.  He attended and graduated from Severy High School in 1943.  After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he served until he was honorably discharged in 1946.

    On August 4, 1946 he married Patricia Pennington.  They lived in Severy until moving to Sedan in 1948.

    After moving to Sedan Ed and his brother Harold opened Morton Equipment Company where they sold John Deere Farm Equipment for 34 years until they retired in 1982.  Ed worked on oil field equipment after his retirement.  Pat preceded him in death on March 11, 2008.

    Ed was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sedan for many years and was Elder for many years.  He was a recipient of the Marty Hogarty Citizen Award, a founding member of the Severy VFW and was a lifetime member where he received his 70 year pin and Sedan and Caney VFW, Sedan Chamber of Commerce for many years and was very instrumental with the Red Bud Tour; also helped with the construction of the Hollow in Sedan.  Ed saw the world in many ways, and he overcame disappointment and hardships through the joy of giving to others.

    Survivors include; one son Mark Morton; grandson Mason Ware and wife Chana; several nieces and nephews; Robert Lynn and Melissa Morton, Lynda and Allan Taylor, Nancy and Randy Durbin, and David Lyndal Morton; several nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his wife Pat Morton, one son, Michael Morton, two brothers, Robert and Harold Morton, and one sister Margaret Morton; one grandson, Benjamin Ware and one great nephew, Grant Durbin.

    A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sedan with Pastor Keunsik Lee officiating.  Inurnment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.  Cremation has taken place.

    The family has suggested memorials to United Methodist Church in Sedan and may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

     

  • 3 comments

    Prayers with love for the family,we loved Mr.Ed,will be missed by everyone in Sedan.

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    Ed was a good friend and he will be missed by many of his friends in Sedan.

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    My dad, Ed Niblack, worked for Ed and Harold for many years at Morton Equipment. They were great people and our family appreciated everything they did for us. Be proud of your family, Mark. The Morton’s were good people!

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