A lifetime Lawrencian, June Allene (Lobb) Morton, age 72, passed peacefully at home on Monday, February 1, 2021. Memorial visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family will have a time of sharing remembrances at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.
June enjoyed a full life treasuring time with family and friends. She loved cooking, hosting Superbowl and Halloween, going on road trips, vacationing in Branson, and spoiling her children, grandchildren, pets, and grandpets.
June was born to Henry Allen Lobb and Ruby Lorraine (Bracken) Lobb on June 7, 1948. She married Harry Lee Morton May 25, 1966, who preceded her in death May 19, 2010.
June was a very determined woman, and after marriage she worked to complete her Lawrence High School diploma stating that she wanted to be a good role model to her daughters. She was a homeroom mother during her daughters’ elementary years and worked at the family business Lobb Liquor, later Anderson-Morton Liquor. When the liquor store was sold, June worked as a supervisor/lead at Davol, Inc. and after that company moved, she obtained a secretarial degree and worked at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Douglas County Treasurer’s Office, and the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department where she retired in 2015.
Survivors include one sister, Joan (Lobb) Anderson; daughter Cindy (Morton) Nau and husband Tom; daughter Angie (Morton) Nordhus and husband Reese; three grandchildren—Jessica, Christopher, and Katelyn Nau, and her beloved Cocker Spaniel. Trixie.
Memorial contributions may be made in June’s name to Douglas County Senior Services or Meals on Wheels of Lawrence (www.lawrencemow.org) and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.