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Myrtle (Maris) Morton

The Western Star, January 5, 1917.

Death of Mrs. Warren P. Morton

After an illness of over three months during which time she was a sufferer from a severe attack of typhoid fever, Mrs. Myrtle Morton, wife of Warren P. Morton, died at their home, 2 1/2 miles southwest of this city, a few minutes after 10 o'clock p.m. on last Tuesday, January 2, 1917.

During all her sickness she displayed, to a remarkable degree, her hopeful and uncomplaining disposition. Even when suffering intensely, she uttered not a word of impatience, or of fear of the outcome. Rather, there was the most perfect resignation to the Divine Will. She was conscious up to within a few hours of her death. With her, there appeared to be not the slightest fear of dying. Her unflinching faith in God and His wisdom which controls all human and earthly affairs sustained her to the end, and gave peace and triumph to her passing away from earthly scenes.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. this Friday afternoon in the M. E. church, the pastor, Rev. Ralph W. Wyrick, being in charge. Interment will be in the Coldwater cemetery.

Myrtle Maris, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Maris, was born near Tanglers, Parks-co., Indiana, on January 30, 1875. In the spring of 1889, she came with her parents to Comanche-co., and here she had since continuously resided. On January 15, 1902, she was united in marriage with Warren P. Morton. To this union three children were born - Maude Irene, aged 12, Ethel Clarine, aged 6, and Jessie Warrene, aged 1 year and 4 months.

These and the bereaved husband and father are now deprived of one of the most devoted mothers, one of the truest wives and the noblest women that ever lived. There are hundreds who can testify to the kindness of heart, the beautiful character and the consistent Christian life of the deceased. Practically all her life she had been a member of the M. E. church. Her many deeds of loving service, her constant thoughtfulness for the welfare of others will not be soon for gotten by those who knew her. She will be missed more than we now realize. Her death has brought to many hearts a sorrow which comes with the loss of a good friend. But there is consolation in the assurance that, "God doeth al things well to them that love him."

Let us remember that -
"Sometimes when all life's lessons have been learned,
And sun and moon forevermore have set,
And things which our weak judgments here have spurned,
The things o'er which we grieved with lashes wet.
Will flash before us out of life's dark sky,
As stars shine most in deepest tints of blue,
And we shall see how all God's ways are right,
And now, what seemed reproof, was love most true."

Also see:

Burton W. Maris, brother of Myrtle (Maris) Morton.

John T. Maris, father of Myrtle (Maris) Morton.

Elma (Hadley) Maris, mother of Myrtle (Maris) Morton.

Anna Vera (Maris) White, sister of Myrtle (Maris) Morton.

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