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Morton, Wilma

Morton, Wilma

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Morton, Wilma

Wilma J. Morton Wilma J. Morton, 95, of Grand Island, died July 25, 2020, at Country House in Grand Island. Wilma Joyce was born on Jan. 26, 1925, in Phillips to William LeRoy and Pearl Mae (Johnson) Harrison. She grew up in the Grand Island area and graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1943. On Nov. 9, 1954, Wilma was united in marriage to Raymond H. Obermeier. The couple farmed near Aurora, and Wilma also worked in the office at the Grand Island Clinic. Raymond died on Dec. 6, 1974. Wilma married Willard L. Morton on Oct. 24, 1986, and the couple lived in Grand Island. Willard died March 14, 2007. Wilma was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church until her health declined. She enjoyed bowling and crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Raymond and Willard; brother, Philip (Donna) Harrison; brother-in-law, Clemens "Teeno" Swanson; and nephew, Jim Harrison. Survivors include her sister, Winifred L. Swanson of North Platte; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be directed to A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kelly Karges officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Masks and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.

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