Leona Fay Morton Saturday, February 10, 1934 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
GREAT VALLEY - Leona Fay Morton, 83, passed away peacefully July 30, 2017 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville, NY. She was born on February 10, 1934 in Rixford, PA daughter of the late Alred and Caroline (Goodwill) Smith. Mrs. Morton is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, James Morton. She was previously employed by Otis Steel in Ellicottville as well as being a teacher's aide at Ellicottville Central School for 28 years. Her great love and compassion was shown to the hundreds of students she had served through the years as well as for the many neighborhood children in Great Valley. Mrs. Morton was also an active member of the Great Valley Baptist Church, loving her church family, and was a member of the Ellicottville Legion Auxiliary. Besides her husband, Mrs. Morton is survived by six children; Douglas (Barbara) Morton of Yorktown Heights, NY, Marcella (Kent) Richert of West Chicago, IL, Darcella (David) Elliot of Portville, Holly Morton of Great Valley, James Morton (Danville, NH), and Jeffrey John Earl (Rebecca) Morton of Spring Grove, PA. Mrs. Morton is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, August 1 2017 at the Great Valley Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held from the church on Wednesday, August 2 2017 at 1 PM. Burial will be in Green Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Adam Elliott Memorial Court and Scholarship, PO Box 200 Portville, NY 14770. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City St. Little Valley, NY.