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Susan T. Morton

June 5, 1938 — October 11, 2015

Susan Teresa Morton died peacefully 11 October 2015 at her home in Brookside. She was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1938 to John and May Hand; the oldest of their 8 children.
Prior to her stroke, Susan loved to walk, read, and she was active in Kansas Citys Irish Community. She would often say how glad she was that she could walk to work at Baptist Hospital, walk to church at St. Peters and she could even walk to the grocery store. Neighbors would often see Susan in the evening walking her dogs, Hannah and Cody.
In 1956, Susan met and married Harold K. Morton, who was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Moving to "the States" with her husband was both a matter of course, and a grand adventure, as she was the only member of her family to travel so far from home. Life as an Air Force Wife led her to live in Ohio, Alaska, Illinois, Guam, Virginia, and eventually to Missouri. Over the years, she was fortunate to be able to travel home to visit her parents, and brothers, and sisters. Her brothers moved to England, and France, while her sisters remained in Ireland.
Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Hal; her parents, John and May; sisters Clare, and Frieda; brothers Sean, Desi, and Willie. She is survived by brother, Brian Hand, of Penne d'Agenais, France, and sister, Barbara Butler, of Dublin Ireland; daughter, Maria Morton, of Kansas City, son, Eric Morton, and daughter-in-law Martha, of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Lisa, John, and Christopher; and many relatives in the States and in Europe.
Earlier in her life, Susan belonged to the British Wives Club, served as both a Girl Scout Leader, and a Cub Scout Mom, as well as a classroom mom, and on the PTA in schools all over. Living in Kansas City since 1980, Susan belonged to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and later to the Celtic Fringe. Susan was an early volunteer in the effort to revitalize the St. Patricks Day Parade. Susan served as a Eucharistic Minister in St. Peters Parish, and at both the annual Irish Fest Mass, and annual Gaelic Mass. She belonged to the benefit bowling league at Cure of Ars Parish. Susan was very pleased to be a volunteer at the Irish Cultural Center at Union Station.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM with the Rosary at 6 PM on Friday, Oct. 16 at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Avenue, KCMO, 64131. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Saturday, Oct.17 at St. Peters Church, 6415 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64131.

SERVICES Visitation
Friday, October 16, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Muehlebach Chapel 6800 Troost Avenue Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Friday, October 16, 2015 6:00 PM
Muehlebach Chapel 6800 Troost Avenue Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church 6415 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO 64131

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