(Table Rock Argus, Oct. 13, 1955. Posted courtesy of the Table Rock Historical Society.)
Joseph Morton Is Laid To Rest
LONG-TIME FARMER DIES SATURDAY; BURIAL MADE TABLE ROCK CEMETERY
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Table Rock on Monday afternoon for Joseph B. Morton, 75, who passed away at his home north of Table Rock Saturday morning. He had been in failing health for several months and only recently had returned home from the hospital.
Mr. Morton had been engaged in farming all his life.
The final rites were conducted by Rev. W. N. Wallis of Pawnee City. Burial was made in the Table Rock cemetery.
A vocal duet of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Bonham furnished the music, accompanied on the piano by Miss Sharlene Bonham. Serving as flower ladies were Joan Boeck, Gladys Thomas, Alta Burton and Beulah Cook. Pallbearers included Albert Boeck, William Boeck, Fred Boeck, August Boeck, Clarence Thomas and Gailin Buston.
Joseph B. Morton passed from this life to his eternal rest Saturday, October 8, at his home five miles north of Table Rock. He had enjoyed good health until last April when he suffered a light stroke.
He was a son of Gabe and Nancy Morton and was born August 24, 1880 near Table Rock.
In 1909 he was united in marriage to Emma Storboeck, and to this union were born three sons and two daughters; Mrs. Ray Malmos, Mrs. Averill Sherman, both of Omaha, Herman of Table Rock, Louis of Burchard, and Clarence, who lost his life in a Japanese prison camp in 1944.
Mr. Morton engaged in farming for 60 years, and in 1936 moved to his home place five miles north of Table Rock.
Left to mourn his passing are his widow, Emma, two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Johnson and Mae Morton of Omaha; three brothers, Pearl of Pawnee City, Roy of Table Rock and William of Omaha.
Emma R. Storboeck Morton
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