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Marilyn E. (Ellis) Morton

June 2, 1928 ~ August 14, 2019 (age 91)

Marilyn Adele “Lyn” Morton, 91, of Tiffin, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 after a short stay at St. Francis Home.

She was born on June 2, 1928, in Rockville, IN, to Herman Dale and Nancy (Adela) Ellis.  Her husband and love of her life, W.J. “Web” Morton preceded her in death on June 1, 1997.

She is survived by her daughter, Melinda “Mindy” Hodel of Colorado; son, Jeffrey Morton of the Philippines; and grandson, Samuel (Ashley) Morton of Oklahoma.

Lyn attended Indiana University, studying English and Drama until she married her husband on June 19, 1948 in Richmond, Indiana and was instrumental in helping him through dental school.  She and Web spent many summers with their family at their cottage on “Doctor’s Row” at Lake Mohawk entertaining friends and hosting a birthday group.  They were both active members in the local Cotillion group and loved to travel.  Lyn’s fondest memories of the two of them were fly-fishing in Wyoming and Vermont, as well as skiing both downhill and cross-country.  They were able to share their love of skiing in the U.S., Switzerland and Austria.  Lyn and Web traveled around the World and her travels continued after Web’s death.  She was fortunate to have visited Greece, South America, France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada and Alaska before her death, meeting many new friends along the way.

Lyn was fiercely independent to her very last day and always on the go.  She volunteered at the Ritz, was a member of the Mohawk Country Club, Rotary Club, Penthouse Ladies Group and Bridge Group.  She took Elder College classes at Terra and traveled with both Terra and the Rhodes Scholars.  She loved skiing, golfing (especially in Pebble Beach in California) and fly-fishing.  She was a Lake Erie bird watcher and lover of Golden Retrievers.  Her hobbies included knitting and painting, which showcased her artistic talents.

Her funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424 with Rev. Kurt Blaufuss officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to National Park Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005 or to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com. 

 

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