Magdalene E Morton

August 3, 1920May 3, 2020

Magdalene “Maggie” Morton passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020 surrounded by family. She was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Eugene J. and Magdalena (Haefner) Eck on August 3, 1920. She graduated from St Mary’s High School, and attended secretarial school. After graduating she was called to do her duty with the Civil Service as an executive secretary at Oak Ridge Military Base, Oak Ridge Tennessee. After WWII ended she moved to Montgomery where she met her husband A. Herbert Morton, Jr. Maggie was a member of St. Peter Parrish, which she attended from her arrival in Montgomery. She was active in the Alter Society, and St. Anne’s Guild. She was also a choir member for many years. She was active as a volunteer at St. Margaret’s hospital until it closed and then served at Baptist Medical Center South until she turned 89 years old. She was also a member of The Daffodil Garden Club. She served as a poll watcher and was the last charter member of the Federation of Republican Woman of Montgomery. She worked in the local congressional office of Congressman William Dickenson. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step daughter, Gerry Morton Morgan, step son Anselm Herbert Morton III, Sisters Catherine Eck Bower, Evelyn Eck Eiswerth, Dorothy Eck Norton, and her brother Paul J. Eck. She is survived by her brothers, Joseph Eck (Mary), and Eugene Eck (Arlene), all of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; son, John E. Morton (Molly) of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and daughter, Elizabeth M. Eiswerth (Bernard) of Montgomery, Alabama, six grandchildren and eight great-grand children. A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to travel restrictions and precautions at this time. The family requests no flowers but a gift to a charity or cause of your choice or to St. Peter Parish. A special thanks to the nurses and staff from Kindred Hospice


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