Elizabeth A. “Betty” Morton, 78, formerly of 117 Welsh St., Kane, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2011 at the Erie County Home in Lancaster, N.Y.
Born Aug. 11, 1932 in Kane, she was the daughter of Harry “Fats” and Marjorie Kilmer Swedenhjelm. In 1952 she moved to Niagara Falls, N.Y. where she married Herbert Simmons, Jr., now her former husband, of Wyoming.
Mrs. Morton attended Bayar Statton College and worked for several judges offices. In 1990, she returned to Kane to care for her father in 1990.
She attended St. Callistus Catholic Parish in Kane and belonged to the VFW #1132, Eagles #307, both in Kane, and the L.O. of Moose in Bradford. She enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family.
She will be sadly missed by her children, sons Richard Simmons Sr. of Warren, Herbert Simmons III of Warren, and Mark (Betsy) Morton of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; daughters Marjean (Larry) Medlin of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Robyn Lundgren of Kane; sister Jeannie Weist of Sanborn, N.Y.; grandchildren Trina (Dave) Mylar, Robert (Melody) Frain, Barry Frain, Jr., Virginia Sparling, Jennifer Foster, Terry Morton, Rose Tanner, Jason Stone, Mark Morton, Jr., Richard Simmons, Jr., Kelly Simmons, Timmy Simmons, Robert, Nick, Katie, Angel, and Kristine Roesser, Casarah Rasserty, Crystal Medlin and Jessica Lum; and great-grandchildren Joe, Mike and Chris Mylar, Angelina and Phillip Frain, Kari and Russ Sparling, Mindy and Selena Foster, Billy and Terry Stone, Kandice and Evan Smith, Heather and Alyssa Morrissette, Terry and Alexandra Morton, Meleigh and Jakob Carpenter: great-great grandchildren Kam Ron Cornelious plus nephews Bud and Mike Weist, and niece Linda Weist, sister-in-law Barbara Kee and good friends Bill Hultman and Darrel Goodmen.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and grandparents (Rosella and John Kilmer), is a granddaughter, April Foster. Also, a brother-in-law, Daniell Weist.
Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and may attend a service at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with Father Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St. Callistus Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Kane.
Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of the donors' choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com .