Michael P. Morton, age 73 of Linn, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022, at his residence.
Michael was born June 12, 1948, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Vernon and Mary Ruth (Dessieux) Morton.
He was a 1966 graduate of Linn High School and a graduate of Linn State Technical College and Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield.
Michael followed his parents and grandparents’ legacy by operating Morton Funeral Home in Linn and Chamois retiring in 1996. He also worked for the Osage County Ambulance for seventeen years and Osage County Sheriff’s Department for five years.
He served on the Linn R-II School Board for eight years and served as the Osage County Coroner for many years. Michael was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Linn.
Michael enjoyed tinkering on his farm raising horses and cattle. He also enjoyed shooting muzzle loader guns.
Michael is survived by his four children, Andy Morton and his wife Christina of McKinney, TX, Kurt Morton and his wife Michelle of El Paso, TX, Megan Field and her husband Corry of Columbia, and Tyler Morton and his wife Carley of Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren, one sister, Leah Morton, MD of Tesuque, NM, and his companion, Bonnie Barbour of Linn.
Private family services will be held. Interment will be in the Linn Public Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Linn.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)