Cleola Marie Morton

June 20, 1933 - January 22, 2018

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Thursday, January 25, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pleasant Lake United Methodist Church

Friday, January 26, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pleasant Lake United Methodist Church


Friday, January 26, 11:00 AM
Pleasant Lake United Methodist Church


Cleola Marie Morton, 84, of Angola died Monday, January 22, 2018, at her residence.

She was born June 20, 1933, in Allen County to Cleo H. and Julia M. (Robinson) Bell.

Mrs. Morton had lived in the area since 1951, coming from Waterloo.

She and her husband owned and operated the Next-to-New Shop, later known as Country Furniture at their West Fox Lake Road residence for many years.

She was an active member of the Pleasant Lake United Methodist Church and their ladies aide and was also a volunteer at the Pleasant Lake United Methodist food bank.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary (Don Yockey) Jetmore of Hudson and Lisa (Donnie Durbin) Eastwood of Fremont; a son, Frank (Lesia) Morton of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carolyn (Ted) Rohr of Ossian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Morton on June 12, 1988; a son, Timmy Morton; a daughter, Janet Clark; a brother, William Bell; and a granddaughter, Patricia Jetmore.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 26, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. John Boyonowski officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Calling is Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Lake United Methodist food bank.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Nancy Bowling
January 25th, 2018 7:21pm
Pleasant Lake In

Our deepest sympathy, Marie was a beautiful lady.

Molly Norton
January 25th, 2018 1:33pm
Berne, IN

I will miss Aunt Marie. I know Dad will too. He is not able to attend the service but wanted you to know he will miss her a lot. He really enjoyed his talks with her.

Jim Brock
January 24th, 2018 8:38pm
Axtell, Texad

So sorry for your loss. I can still remember as a kid spending nights at your house with Frank after your dad had tested our cows.

Christina Tritch
January 24th, 2018 3:07pm
Auburn IN

God bless and comfort your hearts. Your mama will live forever in them and will be a guide for you in the years to come. Gentle hugs for you Mary.

Joan Stark
January 24th, 2018 11:57am

Marie gave from her heart and had such a kind gentle spirit. I am a better person for knowing her. People like her have a very special place in God's plan. I will sorely miss her.

Laura Matthew
January 24th, 2018 2:07am

So sorry for your loss.

Susan Lee
January 23rd, 2018 10:47pm
Arcadia, Florida

My sympathies to your family, Lisa. I know how hard it is to lose a precious mother. May your memories bring you peace during this difficult time. Hugs !

Rebecca Fortman
January 23rd, 2018 1:47pm
Auburn, IN

She is now but only a wilted rose, its fragrance a reminder of such sweet beauty. In our hearts, she will be eternally abloom. ~ with sympathy