Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home and Mt Lebanon Cemetery

11101 Saint Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO


Sylvia Jo MORTON

August 4, 1951June 6, 2020

Sylvia Jo Morton (nee Agard), of St. Louis, MO passed away peacefully on June 6, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, James W. Agard II and Helen Agard (nee Prentice) and a brother, James W. Agard III (survived by Ruth Ann Agard). Sylvia is survived by her husband of 48 years, Rev. John S. Morton; son, John S. Morton and daughter in law Liz Morton of St. Louis; sister, Harriet (Phil) Tipton; brother, David (Brenda) Agard; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was born and raised in Mentor, OH and graduated from Mentor High School in 1970. She was baptized and married at Mentor Christian Church. She was always active in church and belonged to several including Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Houston, TX, United Church of Christ in Fairport, NY, First Christian Church in Marine, IL, Central Christian Church in Granite City, IL, and most recently at St. Charles Christian Church in St. Charles, MO since 1993. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was a faithful servant of the Lord. Sylvia served in the role of committee chairs, Deacon, and Elder. She most loved playing the piano/organ and offered this ministry of music in every church she attended. She often said that playing the piano was the way she worshipped God. In addition to her church activities, Sylvia also worked for the YMCA Latch Key Program, KinderCare, and Head Start programs for youth in need in Warrenton, MO, St. Louis, MO, Granite City, IL and Collinsville, IL. She was a home visitor for low income families with children infant through Kindergarten and was Parents and Teachers certified. She retired in 2018 as the manager with Head Start of IL, leading a team of home visitors. After retiring, she volunteered for Ready Readers and SSM Health as a patient advocate and in the DePaul Hospital gift shop. Sylvia was a Godly woman both in and out of church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sylvia may be made to St. Charles Christian Church 3337 Rue Royale, St Charles, MO 63301, Ready Readers 10403 Baur Blvd, H, St. Louis, MO 63132, and Pianos for people, 3138 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118, or your favorite charity.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.


  • Memoral Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Sylvia Jo MORTON

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Dottie Schulz

August 4, 2020

John...Jeremiah recently told me of the loss of your dear wife. I cant tell you how sorry I am for you. I always knew how close you were as you always spoke so sweetly of her. I do know that with your background you will have the right words and heart to deal with it as best as one can. I will keep you in my prayers and may God keep you in his loving embrace. I am so glad she got to have her lovely new kitchen to enjoy for a while. Please take the best care you possibly can of yourself and be strong in his word to keep going. I hope to see you again one day if your in the area of Wentzville SSM. God Bless you!

Kerry Durkee

June 20, 2020

I remember Sylvia as a good friend growing up at Mentor Christian church
The Agards were a wonderful giving family at the church If you needed anything they were there to help. I was so happy to go to Bluffton college with Sylvia. Sylvia was in the church choir and bell choir. Very talented in music. She also was a graduate of mentor high school

Rest In Peace Angel

Angel Mendoza

June 10, 2020

I worked with her at the gift shop. She was our Sunday lady so unless I worked a random Sunday or she popped in we didn't see much of each other. She always had such a sweet disposition and after reading about her life work it really made sense. I am definitely sad to hear of her passing. She sounds like she was an Angel here on earth and I bet she will continue to be in heaven. My condolences to her family.


June 9, 2020

Sylvia and I worked together at the DePaul gift shop. She was one of the sweetest people I've ever met. I'm going to miss her smile. She was a good friend.

RIH Sylvia you will be truly missed.

Tracy Wolf-Lamb

June 9, 2020

I have so many memories of Sylvia and all are wonderful, funny and loving. We had boys about the same age, I worked with her at the Latch key program with the YMCA . I remember many Sunday school craft projects. My favorite was the applesauce ornaments. They took way more time and materials but smelled so good! Sylvia was just one of those souls that are golden. An aura the flows around you and fills the low places in your day. Always smiling, God has called an angel home. She is already missed.

Janice Wolf

June 9, 2020

John I was so shocked to hear this news. I am in Kansas with Tracy who had surgery . Darrel and I have known you two a long time, shared a lot of stories with Sylvia and since Darrel’s passing sat with Sylvia at church and sometimes lunch after. Believe me I know what you are going through and will continue to go through. I am so terribly sorry for your loss and will pray for you and your son

Kathryn Shipley

June 8, 2020

I am so glad God brought us together to work with one another.. I Love you much...play those keys in heaven like you did here.. with Grace and Love....


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