Vernice Kay Morton
Vernice Morton age 79, of Jackson Township, was reunited with
her beloved husband Richard of 52 years while surrounded by family
July 13, 2019. Vernice was born in Weirton Heights, West Virginia on
September 29, 1939 to Kenneth and Margaret Walker. She was a 1957
graduate of Timken High School. Vernice was a school secretary and
Executive secretary for Canton City Schools for 31 years.
She lived her life as a loving, giving and trusted sister, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her love of the holidays
and making each of our birthdays special; no matter what our age,
created special memories we will never forget.
In her free time, Vernice enjoyed creating crafts, gardening and
reading books. Vernice was a long time member of The Canton
Woman’s Club where she held many offices. She was also a member
of the Canton City Schools retired secretaries’ group.
Preceded in death by her parents Kenneth Walker and Margaret
Walker-Houser; stepfather Ernest Houser, and husband Richard L.
Morton. She is survived by her daughters Deborah (Brett ) Phillabaum
and Pam Morton; son Richard (Tara) Morton II; granddaughters
Stephanie, Kaitlin, Maegan, Jessica and Amanda;
Great grandchildren Zayne and Miya; and sister Judy Koah as well as
many other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be at
11 AM on Saturday July 20, 2019 at Reed Funeral Home North Canton
Chapel with Pastor Stephen Patrick officiating. Family and friends may visit from 5-8 PM on Friday July 19,
2019 and Saturday from 10-11 AM prior to the service. Burial will be at
Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Canton Woman’s Club in her memory. The family invites you to