MAPLETON - Evelyn B. Morton, 84, of Mapleton, passed away Monday, December 14th, 2015 at the Presque Isle Nursing Home. Evelyn "Kitty" Morton was born October 28, 1931 in Oakfield, the daughter of Harry and Avis (Shorey) Wright.
Kitty graduated from the Oakfield school system and attended Zion Bible Institute in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating in 1953. Kitty married Donald Morton on April 28, 1955 and together they had five children. Donald and Kitty established the Masardis Pentecostal Church and pastored there for thirty-one years before retiring and moving to Mapleton in 1994. Kitty enjoyed her years in ministry in Masardis. She especially loved to study the Bible and play gospel music on the piano, accordion and especially the organ and created a sizable orchestra at the Masardis Pentecostal Church during her time serving that ministry.
Kitty is survived by her husband of sixty years, Donald James Morton and her five children and their spouses: Donald, Jr. & his wife, Cindy, of Masardis, Linda Sharp & her husband, Danny, of Mapleton, Karen MacDonald & her husband, Gene, of Masardis, Kevin Morton & his wife, Peggy, of Masardis and David Morton & his wife, Donna, of Ashland; a sister, Joyce Tardie; and a sister-in-law Ann Wright. Kitty is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Kitty was predeceased by her father and mother, Harry & Avis Wright; a sister, Velma Heath & her husband, Bill; brothers, Bob Wright & his wife, Betty, and Henry Wright.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, December 16th at Bethel Pentecostal Church, Oakfield from 9-11am, followed by a service at 11 am. For online condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com