Mary I. Morton

Mary Irene Morton passed away peacefully at Autumnwood of McBain on March 24, 2018. She was born February 10, 1934 to James A. and Eva (Geeseman) Hiller in McBain, Mi. She graduated from McBain High School Class of 1952 and worked for United Airlines before marrying her high school sweetheart Carl Morton on August 31, 1957 and beginning a family.
Mary and Carl made their home in Eagle, Mi., where Mary was an active member of the community. She enjoyed music and loved to sing. She also liked to read and play bridge with her friends for many years. Carl and Mary traveled to many places both in the United States and abroad.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Louise Jeffery, and her brother James Hiller. She is survived by her husband Carl, her daughters, Sherri (Thomas) Behrendt and Carla (Colt) Payne. The grandchildren are Allison (Jonathan) Stelter, Joseph (Leah) McDonald, and step-granddaughter, Kristin (Jeremy) Sanderson.  The great grandchildren are Jacob, Ethan, Maggie, Lillian, McKinley, Vada and Henry.
The family will greet friends from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. on March 28, 2018 at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain with a prayer service at 8 P.M. Funeral services will be held on March 29, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 506 Union Street, Lake City, Mi. A luncheon will follow at the Lake City Eagles, 4154 W. Houghton Lake Road, Lake City, Mi. Mary’s  final resting place will be in the Mount View Cemetery, McBain. The Burkholder Family Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Thoughts and prayers may be left at

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Pam Swiler

Very sad to hear of Mary's passing. I have many fond memories of her over the past 40 years. RIP dear friend. Hugs to the family.

Walley and Mary Garcia

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morton family. Mary and I knew Mary and Carl while working for Wolverine Power. I always enjoyed her her pies. We would bring Carl and Mary our homemade Christmas chocolates. Mary was a very sweet person and we will miss. May God Bless and watch over her family during this difficult time.


Carl & family, we are so sorry to learn of Mary passing. Talked to Sherrie, I'm sure she will tell you about our conversation and why we might not be able to attend funeral, but we will be with you in spirit. Remembering phone calls with Mary back in the "land line" days. Take care, peace. Wayne & Dorothy.


Condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom, Kerry and Tommy Lear

Jeff Behrendt

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this Easter season. Jeff & Mary

Jack&Jean Seeley

We are very sad to hear the sad news about Mary. She was a wonderful person and great friend through high school. I will always remember you both as great people. God Bless!

Tom&Linda Stevenson

Such a beautiful soul is Mary, her laugh just made everyone smile. We will miss you Mary. Carl, Sherri and Cara we regret being so far away to attend Mary,s service but we will have a toast in her honor and a smile in our hearts in remembrance of Mary.

Leeanna Brunsell

Many years of fond and fun memories with Mary and Carl. Great neighbors and friends. I think of you often and wish you peace and comfort. L

Scott & Colleen Braeger

So many fun memories we have of Mary, Carl & family. A bonfire at deer camp with signing led by special. What a beautiful voice she had. We too will host a toast to Mary, her amazing spirit, the the positive influence she had on those around her.

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