Lyrena “Rene” Morton

May 07, 1918 ‒ November 27, 2016

Bladensburg, Ohio

Lyrena “Rene” Morton, age 98, of Bladensburg died Sunday evening, November 27, 2016 at the Mount Vernon  Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided for 3 years.  She was born May 7, 1918 in Monroe County, Ohio to the late James “Jay” and Margaret “Maggie” (Bauer) Devore.

Rene was an active member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Utica, where she taught Bible class for over 50 years.  She enjoyed farming and gardening on the family farm near Bladensburg and was well known for her waffle cookies, raisin cookies and homemade noodles.

Rene is survived her children, Jim Morton of Bladensburg  and Susi (Dick) Ogilbee of Utica; grandchildren, Diana “Dee” Morton and Kyle Ogilbee; great grandchildren, Jeremy Tatum, Hannah and Haley Ogilbee; and a great great granddaughter, Lorallei Tatum.

In addition to her parents, Rene was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Edgar Morton in 1997; grandson, Jon Morton; sisters, Thelma Chadwick and Edra Litman; and brother, Chester Devore.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 30th, from 4-6 p.m. and Thursday, December 1, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with the funeral following at 1 p.m.  at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon with Mr. Keith Malone officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of one’s choice.

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lyrena “Rene” Morton.

  • We are praying for the family during this difficult time, but know that her legacy lives on through all those who knew her. In Christian Love. The Campbells

  • Susi,

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a sweet person and we missed seeing her after our mother (Jean) moved to the A/L building . Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  • Dear Susie and Jim and families,
    I will always remember your mother (and have thought about her over the years) from Hillcrest Church. She was such a wonderful teacher and mentor to me as a young girl and teen. The get-togetherness she had at your house were the only social things the kids at Hillcrest got to do and she knew the importance of that. She taught us more than Bible stories, she taught us good manners and kindness. I will never forget her talking to us about the importance of writing “Bread and Butter” notes and she even had us practice.
    She has certainly earned her place at the “right had of the father.” May she enjoy eternity and look forward to seeing you again someday.
    Shirley McDonald Blair