George W. Morton

Died: Fri., Mar. 8, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 12, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 12, 2019
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 13, 2019
Location: Youngsville Free Methodist Church

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George W. Morton, 84, of Bear Lake, passed away Friday March 8, 2019 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House.

George was born January 29, 1935 in Bear Lake, a son to the late A. Fern and Esther (Carter) Morton. He graduated from Panama High School and then went on to Penn State and earned a degree in animal science. He worked as a dairy farmer his whole life. George was a member of the Gideon’s for 24 years, the Warren Co. 4H for 20 years, the Farm Bureau, served as a Sunday School teacher and Lay minister for the Bear Lake United Methodist Church, was the Freehold Twp. Supervisor and participated in the Farmers market for over 26 years.

George loved his family and friends and enjoyed when they stopped in to say hi and chat. He was a great source of information on all kinds of subjects. He was always making breads, pies and cookies to share. When the season came, he enjoyed making homemade maple syrup. He loved to garden and took great pride in his glads.

George is survived by his children, Delores (Michael) Stec of Youngsville, Douglas (Lisa) Morton of Corry, John (Lily) Morton of Harrisburg and Dean (Karen) Morton of Bear Lake, 2 sisters, Flora (Ralph) Miller of Bear Lake, and Grace (Kenneth) Knapp of Franklin, his grandchildren, Timothy, Jeremy, Ashton, Tina, Melissa, Darrell, Carley, Timmy and Michael, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his faithful companion Smokey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Janice Morton, who passed away April 23, 1998, a brother, Hollis Morton and a sister, Helen Blyth.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services 314 North Main St. in Youngsville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church with the Rev Rick Hamrick, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bear Lake Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Warren Co. 4H, Penn State Ext. 100 Dillion Dr. Youngsville, Pa. 16371 or to the Gideons, P,O, Box 104 Youngsville. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Jennifer A Grooms
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Delores and Family,
Your father was a true leader in every aspect. Although I did not know him, as well as his spunky daughter, he lives through your actions and leadership.

Deepest sympathy,

Dave and Judy Galati
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Dean - So sorry to hear of the loss of your
dad. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are
with you and your family. Dave and Judy

Ginny Bradford
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Ginny, Shannon, Stan and our entire team.

Harold & Marie Oviatt Crosby
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Doug, John, Dean & Delores,
Harold and I are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a remarkable man that will surely be missed in the communities he loved. We were all enriched by knowing him and your mom. We look forward, now, to seeing them again when we reach heaven's shores. May God comfort you at this time. Harold & Marie

Jim & Alice Vanderhoof
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
George was a great encouragement to us as World Gospel Mission missionaries in Kenya for many years. As WGM’S Bear Lake Men with Vision president he hosted, promoted, supported, and prayed for many many missionaries. He was a fine man of God. Looking forward to seeing him again in Heaven.

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