KATHRYN ANN “Kay” MORTON
Kathryn Ann “Kay” Morton, 76, of Smith Rd., passed away, Wednesday September 30, 2015 at the Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown. She was born on October 17, 1938 in Utica, a daughter of the late Marcel “Red” and Violet “ Nicky” (Lloyd) Chesbro and graduated from Hamilton High School. On July 17, 1958 in Hamilton she married Richard F. Morton, a union of 57 years. Kay along with her husband owned and operated the Village Hardware in Hamilton until their retirement. She also owned and operated KDS Antiques in Bouckville, a business she had started in the back of the hardware store and that she continued following retirement. She was a former employee of NY Telephone Co. as a switchboard operator in Hamilton and Connecticut. She is a member of the Park United Methodist Church, Hamilton. Kay was a very active volunteer in the community. She loved caring for her home, baking, reading, gardening and most of all her family.
Surviving is her husband Richard “Dick” Morton; two daughters and sons in law, Audrey (Morton) & Donald Miller; Suzanne (Morton) and Timothy Collins of Hamilton; grandchildren, Zachary and Kelsey Collins of Eaton; Emily Collins of Stamford; Dylan Collins of Hamilton; Noah Miller and Elijah Miller of Hamilton. A sister and brother in law Barbara and Franz Tilke of Garden City, SC; a brother and sister in Law James and Patricia Chesbro of Wasilla, AK and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346. Interment will follow in Madison Street Cemetery, Hamilton. Friends are invited and may call on Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Contributions in Kay’s memory may be made to Whispering Pines Animal Rescue P.O. Box 65, 1640 Lewis Rd., Waterville, NY 13480 or an animal rescue of your choice.