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Thomas William Mort
Family Reunion
Sunday June 22 2014

Family Fun & Visits             11:00
Mort Pot Luck Dinner         12:30

2014 Mort Reunion
will be held at the
Thorncreek Center Building

2008 Mort Reunion Photos

63rd Thomas William Mort
Family Reunion
Sunday June 22, 2014

2014 Mort Reunion will be
June 22, 2014
Thorncreek Center building
Site same as last year.

McDonald Funeral Home
January 8, 2014

Vernabelle ‘Bucky’ Mort Fletcher

1930 - 2014

       MORRISON – Vernabelle “Bucky” Fletcher, 83, of Morrison, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home.
      Vernabelle was born March 15, 1930, in Morrison, the daughter of Vernon and Hattie (Kuehl) Mort. She married James Fletcher on Oct. 28, 1950, in Lawrenceberg, Ind. He died Sept. 6, 1996. Vernabelle was a 1952 graduate of Jane Lamb, and served as a registered nurse for 40 years. She especially enjoyed the field of geriatric nursing. Jim and Bucky enjoyed following the careers of their thoroughbred race horses. She also enjoyed working in her yard, woodburning, ceramics, and being involved with painting and varnishing projects with her family.
      Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Kophamer, Karen (Gerald) Brown, and Kay (Larry) Richmond, and one son, Thomas (Brenda) Fletcher, all of Morrison; one sister, Mary Jane (Ray) Habben of Morrison; 12 grandchildren, Nicole Brown, Kendra Kophamer, Tara (Fletcher) Marshall, Amy (Jason) Wiersema, Colby Richmond, Anthony Fletcher, Shawn Richmond, Thomas (Caitlin) Richmond, Tre Oates, Laura (Scott) Walls, John Kophamer, and Jillian VanPelt; and 10 great-grandchildren, Skyler McCombs, Austin Richmond, Gavyn Marshall, Mitchell Fletcher, Caleb Richmond, Ethan Marshall, Cayden Oates, Cooper Richmond, Aaron Cook and Jack Richmond.
    She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one sister, Doris Musch.
      Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1601 16th Ave. Fulton. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Episcopal Church in Morrison, with the Rev. Gary Lawler officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.
      Memorials have been established to White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center (WHOA) and Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice.
      Visit to send condolences.

Mr. John R. Mort

July 26, 1950 - January 24, 2014
Obituary NOTE: Funeral Arrangements to be announced

Silva Funeral Funeral Home
January 13, 2014

Raymond F. Mort

November 19, 1978 - January 13, 2014

       TORRINGTON, CT – Raymond F. Mort, formerly of Taunton, MA, died unexpectedly at his Torrington, CT home on Jan. 13, 2014.
        He was 35. Born in Manchester, NH, he was the son of Evelyn (Niro) Bruso of Taunton, MA and the late David Mort.
        Raised and educated in Foxboro, MA and Taunton, MA, in his spare time, Ray enjoyed video and online gaming; music, DJing, snow skiing, and spending time with his children, Andrew, Gavin and Alexia Mort, all of CT.
   In addition to his mother and children, he leaves his fiance, Nichole Torneo of Torrington; three sisters, Candace, Shannon and Ashley Mort, all of Taunton; his stepfather, Thomas Bruso of Taunton; his paternal grandmother, June Mort of Plainville, MA; several siblings in New Hampshire; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
        Calling Hours will be held at the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway at St. Mary’s Square, Taunton on Saturday, Jan. 18th from 3 to 6 p.m.
        Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
        Cremation will take place later at Woodlawn-North Purchase Crematory in Attleboro, MA.

Bell Tower Funeral Home
February 14, 2014

Rollie Lee Mort

1942 - 2014

       Rollie Lee Mort, 71, of Post Falls Idaho, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Hospice House in Hayden
        Rollie was born on April 23, 1942 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Keith and Bonnita Mort. He graduated from Grand Coulee High School, in Grand Coulee, Washington with the class of 1961. He relocated to Coeur d' Alene, where he worked for Northwest Timber Industries until it closed and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union until he retired. He married Wilma Wood Montgomery on September 2nd, 1983.
        Rollie’s love for his family and friends was overwhelmingly obvious. He will always be remembered as a selfless man who put the needs of others before his own. He enjoyed attending church and was very involved in the bus ministry with Faith Tabernacle Church. He had a passion for the outdoors, especially hunting, camping, mountain drives and huckleberry picking. One of his favorite spots was the St. Joe River where he enjoyed fishing and giving swimming lessons. He liked riding his ATV, photography, sports and cooking. He particularly loved watching Gonzaga Basketball and the Seattle Seahawks. Rollie also had a weakness for recycling scrap metal, garage sales and finding a good deal.
        Rollie is preceded in death by his parents Keith and Bonnita Mort, his brothers Rick and Terry Mort, Step-daughter Rebecca McCorkle and grandson Nakita Vann.
       Rollie is survived by his wife Wilma; 7 children, Terrie Lynn Gonzales, Shirleen and husband Kurt Jacobs, Cheri Vann, Tim and wife Angela Mort, Jeremy and wife Kelly Mort, Josh and wife Jessica Mort; stepson Frank and wife Jessica Montgomery; his 21 grandchildren Taylor Rae, Dodge, Luke, and Eli Gonzales, Jordin and Brayden Jacobs, Damon and Brenden Mort, Maurice Vann, Lance and Callie Mort, Tori and husband Ty Spinella, Cohen and Camden Mort, Ryan and wife Sarah Rickel, Jessica and husband Rory Lapka, Gwyneth, Lincoln, Winston, Bronwyn, and Evelyn Montgomery; and 8 great grandchildren SaNyah Mort, Millie Vann, Ayla, Declan, Cato, and Roan Rickel, Samuel and Joseph Lapka; 2 Brothers, Royce and wife Coleen, Larry Mort; a sister Kaye Banker; His Uncle Rick and wife Diane Eppers; Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
        His family invites you to a celebration of his life, Saturday February 22nd 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Faith Ministries Church, 5703 East 16th, Post Falls Idaho. You are invited to join the Mort Family for fellowship and lunch at the church following the service.
       The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice of North Idaho.
        In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Hospice House of North Idaho Hospice in Rollie’s name.

You may view his on-line memorial at www.

Also Published in Spokesman-Review on Feb. 18, 2014

February 25, 2014
Elwood City Ledger

Mary B. Moyer
March 6, 1923 - February 23, 2014

Mary B. Moyer, 90, of Smiley Stop Rd., Wayne Twp., passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Sharon Regional Hospital.
        She was born in Ellwood City on March 6, 1923. She was the only child of the late John and Alice Matheny Pappas.
        Mary lived her entire life in Wayne Twp. She was of the Presbyterian faith and attended Lincoln High School. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her passions in life were reading, crafts, crocheting, her animals, gardening and most of all her family.
        Mary leaves to cherish her memory six daughters, Margaret (Richard) Badger of Wampum, Jean Moyer of East Palestine, Ohio, Sally Ann (Edward R.) Bennethum of Fombell, Helen Mort of Berlin, PA, Noreen (Donald) Peffer Jr. of Chambersburg, and Melanie (James) Quinn of Ellwood City; six sons, John (Lee Ann) Moyer, Alan Moyer, Edward (Robin) Moyer, Robert (Beverly) Moyer, all of Wampum, James (Laura) Moyer of Plymouth, Minnesota, Thomas (Linda) Moyer of Shippensburg; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
        She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, Walter H. Moyer, who passed away February 22, 2012; a daughter, Mary Rose, and a great-granddaughter, Victoria Mort
                Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Wampum. Thomas O'Brien, Minister of the First Christian Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.
        Online condolences may be sent to


Kenneth D. Morts
September 19, 1937 - May 30, 2011

Morts, Kenneth D., of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Monday, May 30, 2011 at the age of 73. Dearest husband of Charlotte Ella Morts NEE: Ehlmann; dear son of the late Harry E. and Opal Marie Morts; devoted father of Gregory Morts and Ashly (Axa) Guerra; beloved grandfather of Graci Morts and Hannah Shake; dear brother of Keith Morts, Bette Rovik and the late Robert Morts, Doris Sheley and Marian L. Whitcomb; dear step-son of Ruby Robertson.
Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice or Backstoppers.
A Graveside Service will be held at a later date.


Margaret Mort

Margaret E. Mort

October 23, 1922 — April 12, 2013

      Margaret E. Mort, 80, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her home in Ruidoso, New Mexico. She was born on October 23, 1933 in Wilmington, Illinois to William and Bernice Singleton Davy. When she was a high school cheerleader she met her future husband of 62 years, Max Mort.
      Margaret and Max lived in Wilmington after their marriage in 1952 until 1966 when they moved to Anthony, New Mexico They made their home in Anthony until retirement resulted in more time at their Ruidoso vacation home, eventually making Ruidoso their full time home. Max and Margaret enjoyed traveling extensively across the US with the Airstream Club, numerous cruises with family members and organized tours with friends. She enjoyed water skiing, horseback riding, round dancing, and playing Bridge. She was a faithful member of three Baptist churches, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She was Sorority Sweetheart.
      Her love and nurturing for her family was unsurpassed. We will sorely miss her until reunited one day in Heaven.
      Survivors include her loving husband, Max Mort; children, Jennifer Jones and husband Randy, Thomas Mort and wife Jackie, Daniel Mort and wife Branee, and David Mort; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
      A Memorial Service will be held 2 pm, Friday, April 18, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs Baptist Church with Reverend Randal Widener officiating.
      A Memorial Service will also be held at 11 am, Monday, April 21, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Anthony, NM.
      The Mort family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation has taken place at PCS.
      To sign the online register book, please visit

Published in Ruidoso News from Apr. 18 to May 17, 2014


Lorraine Mort

Lorraine E. Mort

Mort, Lorraine E. of St. Peters, Missouri, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Robert R. Mort; devoted mother of Bob (Pat) Mort, Bill (Joan) Mort, Kathy (Rich) Haupt and Keith (Chris) Mort; cherished grandmother of 11; treasured great-grandmother of 22. Services: The family is being served by The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to NHC Town and Country Resident Fund.

Laurie Mort

Laurie D. Smith Mort

Laurie D. Smith Mort, 56, of Perry Twp., died Monday, May 5, 2014 in St. Joseph Medical Center where she was since Sunday. She was the wife of Robert C. Mort. They were married on August 27, 2011. Laurie was predeceased by her first husband Donald R. Smith, who died December 18, 2007.
Born in Reading, she was the daughter of Marrietta J. (Stewart) Himmelberger, Hamburg; and the late Kenneth L. Himmelberger. Laurie first worked for Boscov's; and then owned and operated D & L Contractors with her husband Donald. She was a member and former office of the Hamburg Game Association; and a member of the Shoemakersville Fire Company. Laurie enjoyed traveling, Ham radio and going to Ham Fests with Robert. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are her children: Donald R. Smith, II; Jennifer Smith; and Linda Warbington; of Shoemakersville; Melissa M. Smith-Kleinginna and Dennis Kleinginna, also of Shoemakersville; Rodney D. Smith and Crystal Smith, Centerport; Candace L. (Smith) Schnitker, Exeter Twp.; Robert J. Mort and Niki Mort, Ocoee, Florida; Janell L. Mort, Fullerton, California; Kris Claypoole and Megan Claypoole, Auburn; and Jamison Kauffman, Hamburg. Laurie is also survived by nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters: Mary A. Schmehl; and Sheila Phillips, both of Hamburg. She was predeceased by a brother: Leonard E. Stamm.
Services will be held on Friday at 7:00 pm from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg (off street parking in rear). A viewing will be held on Friday 5:30 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 65 S. 4th Street, Hamburg, PA 19526 to assist the family with final expenses. For online condolences, please visit,

The Bradenton Herald
June 4, 2014

Mayoma Mort

Mayoma Mort

October 22, 1932 — May 27, 2014

Mayoma Mort, 81, of Bradenton FL passed away May 27, 2014. Born Oct. 22, 1932 in Crossville, TN. She is survived by her husband, John L Mort, children, Tom (Karen) Reiber, Laura Reiber, Jack (Criss) Mort. Marc (Tracy) Mort, grandchildren, Rebecca (Mathew) Brown, Thomas Reiber, John Reiber, Stacey (Jeremy) Graham, Daniel Campbell, Rebekah Campbell, 5 great grandchildren, sister, Chielea h(James) Reed, sister-in-law, Jeanette(Ronnie) Holmes, brother-in-law, Ed Mort and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.

Age progression photo issued in search of Wheatfield boy missing for over 30 years Age-progressed image may aid cold case
Age progression photo shows Russell Mort, age 2, and how he might look today at age 34.
Age progression photo shows Russell Mort, age 2, and how he might look today at age 34.
By Nancy Fischer | News Niagara Reporter
on June 3, 2014 - 12:17 PM, updated June 3, 2014 at 5:31 PM

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office hopes modern technology will help in the search for Russell Mort, who was 2½ when he disappeared May 5, 1982, from his fenced in backyard at 2080 River Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
With assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an updated photo of how Mort would look as a man of 34 has been released in hopes of generating new leads. As a boy, he had light brown hair, brown eyes, a small cleft on his chin and a small mole on the left side of his chin.
Russell had reportedly been playing in his sandbox at his family’s residence in the Lynch Trailer Park. Ruth Mort, the boy’s mother, told police that she went inside for a few minutes to fix a toy and when she returned, he was gone. The gate in the fence was still closed and locked from the outside.
Russell was never seen again.
Some believe he may have been abducted, and investigators have searched for several suspicious individuals without success. Other officials believe he fell into the Niagara River, which was about 100 yards from his home, and was swept away. But there is no evidence to support that theory.
Friday, the eighth annual “Ride for Missing and Exploited Children,” which began at the Getzville Fire Department on Dodge Road, traveled into Niagara County. A portion of the ride in Niagara County was designated as a silent tribute to honor Russell Mort.
The riders traveled through Lockport, Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda before returning to Erie County. All proceeds benefitted the Buffalo branch of the organization to help support efforts to bring missing children home and promote child safety education.
This year’s ride began with a message from Russell Mort’s mother encouraging the riders to never forget the missing.
Anyone with information regarding the case of Russell Mort’s disappearance is encouraged to call the 24-hour hotline of National Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678. Locally, you can contact the Niagara County Sheriff Office’s 24-hour number at 439-3393 or Investigator John Wick at 438-3342 during normal business hours.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Niagara County Sheriff's Office at (716) 438-3393 or the National Missing and Exploited Children hotline at 1-800-843-5678.


Donna Kelly

Madonna "Donna' Kelly

1926 - 2014

      Madonna "Donna" Lorraine Kelly waltzed away from this life on June 25, 2014 from her home in Cottonwood, Arizona. She was born July 15, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Harry F. and Loretta E. Collins Grafton.
      When Donna was a child, her dedicated mother encouraged participation in theater. She studied classical ballet and dance while attending West High and Lakewood High schools in the Cleveland area. She became a versatile dancer and even tap-danced on her toes! She sang in several groups, including quartets and trios, and appeared in numerous productions. Donna always enjoyed taking her family to plays.
      Donna attended Bowling Green State University and joined the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She earned a teaching degree in English and Speech. Senior year Donna married Earl J. Mort. During their 36 years of marriage they raised eight children while living in Northeastern Ohio and Tucson, Arizona. Donna later earned her Masters degree in Teaching for the Hearing Impaired at the University of Arizona and went on to teach young children.
      This talented lady received many honors during her lifetime. While at BGSU, she was chosen Homecoming Queen, May Queen and Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. But she was most honored by the wonderful people God brought into her life. Donna loved people of all ages. Her playful nature made her a light in the lives of many others.
      Donna later married her high school sweetheart, James P. Kelly II. They traveled much and lived in Alpharetta, Georgia, for 24 years. When widowed, Donna moved to Cottonwood, Arizona, to be closer to some of her children and has thoroughly enjoyed frequent visits from her family, including 23 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and lots of friends. Donna is a devoted lifetime Catholic.
      Survived by children Lawrence D. Mort of Rochester NY, E. Bradley Mort of Tucson AZ, Susan B. Christian of Bozeman MT, Christine M. Guenther of Cornville AZ, Cynthia E. Kuhn of Rochester NY, Amy M. Munroe of Sandpointe ID, and Heidi R. Mort of Cornville AZ; brother H. Dale Grafton of Rocky River OH; and children by second marriage James P. Kelly III, Leslie Adair, and Rita Whitley. Predeceased son Paul R. Mort.
      Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 30, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Parish, 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood AZ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Vestibular Disorders Association, 5018 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211. Voicemail: 800-837-8428 (800-vestibu) or to
      An online guestbook is available to sign at

Fergus Falls Journal
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Adam G. Mort

Adam G. Mort, 79, of Moorhead, died Friday at St. Catherine’s Nursing Home in Wahpeton, N.D.
Visitation is today at 5 to 8 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham.
Prayer Service is today at 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home
Perham, MN
Adam G. Mort
Adam Mort
Sonny Mort
September 20, 1934 - June 27, 2014

Resided in Moorhead, MN

      Adam George Mort Jr.. was born on September 20, 1934 to Adam George Mort Sr. and Lyda Lydia Linda Bell Wilkinson Mort.
      Adam graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1952. He worked several jobs including a mechanic until being drafted into the United States Army.
      While serving in the army, Adam met Judy Ann Hollingsworth in El Paso, TX; they were united in marriage on May 28, 1960 in Anthony, New Mexico.
      Adam started working at Crucible Steel in Midland, PA as an electrician in 1963 and worked there for 19 1/2 years until the mill was closed.
      Adam and Judy had two children Jeff and Brian. Adam had a passion for baseball, and it truly rubbed off on both boys, Adam built his own home at the end of Mort Drive in Glenmoor, OH and built a small ball field in their backyard that was filled with kids playing ball throughout the summers. Adam coached baseball teams and was president of the East Liverpool Little League and Pony League baseball organizations. Adam also helped build the Old Timers Baseball complex near Beaver Local Schools in East Liverpool, OH. This was an impressive 11 field baseball complex for kids from 8-21 years old.
      After the closing of the steel mill, Adam moved to Richville, MN to run Marion Lake Estates. He made many friends in the Perham area through the local softball league. Again, he offered his services and became president of the Perham Men's Softball League.
      Adam loved to tell jokes. Judy may have got tired of hearing some of them for the 42nd time, (although we all know she truly did enjoy them), but Adam loved to make people laugh. One of his favorites fit in quite well in the Perham area as Adam loved to ask people "Are you a turtle?"
      In 1989, Adam and Judy moved to North Aurora, IL. Where he worked for his sister and brother-in-law at Farnsworth Computers; then continuing on to work as a maintenance worker at Waubansee High School and Granger Middle School.
      Wanting to be closer to his family, Adam retired from the school and moved to Moorhead, MN.
.     Before Adam's bout with Alzheimer's began, he enjoyed going to watch his grandchildren in various sports, playing cards with family, watching the Minnesota Twins and playing golf. He enjoyed spending time on the computer with Greg, watching Amanda and April play tennis and seeing Tayler play basketball and softball.
      Adam is survived by his wife of 54 years Judy Mort, two sons Jeff (Brenda) Mort, Zumbrota, MN and Brian (Connie) Mort, Perham, MN, four Grandchildren Amanda (Justin) Wreede, Willmar, MN, Greg (Korey) Mort, Altamonte Springs, FL, April Nundahl, Perham, MN and Tayler Mort, Zumbrota, MN, and one Sister, Eleanor Snyder, Batavia, IL. Adam is preceded in death by his parents.

2014 Mort Reunion will be June 22, 2014
Same Site as last year

2015 Mort Reunion will be June 28, 2015
Same Site as last year.


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