June Allene Morton

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.

22 Condolences

  1. Gary L Wheeler on February 3, 2021 at 5:11 am

    I’ve known June for many years and worked with her at Davol, my thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.

  2. Stacy Kurtz on February 3, 2021 at 7:32 am

    What an awesome lady June was. I had the privilege of working with her. She was a determined and kind lady. Her family was her most important treasure. My thoughts are with the family of this special lady.

  3. Ken on February 3, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Ken & Willa:
    Cindy and Angie, we love you both and know the loss you feel having been thru it ourselves. I really appreciated June”s loving attitude and thoughts throughout her life. She set a fine example of how to handle adversity and come thru the better in spite of it. Sorry for your loss, but glad she knew the lord.

  4. Shawn & Amanda Cole on February 3, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    We had the privilege of working with June at Davol. She was such a sweet lady. So sorry to hear of her passing. Our condolences to her family.

  5. Dawn Berg on February 3, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about this, I worked with at Davol, very nice and a funny woman. Im so very sorry the family in losing their mother. Sending prayers to you.

  6. Kathy Barnes on February 3, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Cindy and Angie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing. I have known June for many years. I first met her when I was a little girl we went to the same church and then later worked with her at Davol. She was a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Leah Mueller on February 4, 2021 at 7:02 am

    Angie, Reese, Cindy, Tom, Jessica, Christopher, Katelyn – I’m thinking about you all and sending lots of love! My memories of June are that she was sweet, welcoming, and spunky.

  8. Glenna Glasgow on February 4, 2021 at 8:09 am


    I am so sorry for your loss! You mom was the bomb when we were younger! She was nice to me! Hugs for you!

    If there anything I can do please let me know!

  9. Mary Frances on February 4, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Cindy & Angie,
    My heart goes out to you. I understand the pain you feel. She is watching over you all now in a way she couldn’t before. This picture of her shows that tiny gleam in her eye. She loved fiercely, and had the most wonderful sense of humor. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with her. You are all in our prayers.

  10. Jo Ellis on February 4, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Cindy and Angie, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. It was a privilege getting to know your mom. She was so full of life, loved her family and was a great friend.

  11. Brianna, Tyler, and Charlotte Becker on February 4, 2021 at 11:39 am

    The Nau family,
    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of June. She was always kind, and could tell that family and her animals meant everything to her.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. We love you.

  12. Rod McCall on February 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    How do you say good bye to a most wonderful mom any adopted son could hope for? She was always there with a sound piece of advice or words of encouragement. Growing up out of childhood is hard, but you made it much easier. Thanks for making me part of the family. I will miss your smile and laugh.

  13. Annie on February 4, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I love you all so much. June was such a great mom and raised two women who are more precious to me than I could ever express. My heart grieves with you. I am very blessed to have had June in my life. Annie.

  14. Linda Erwin on February 4, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Allene, the name I knew her by, has always been very special to me. I’ve known her all my life, and oh, all the memories! I have so many of them to cherish.
    We spent some summertime, and every Christmas during our childhood, together.
    I have to admit, nobody was safe when we got together. We seemed to bring out the mischief in each other. There wasn’t any ornery thing we wouldnt do, and no idea we didn’t think up.
    I have so many very special memories of my beloved cousin.
    I’ll miss you Allene.

  15. Betty Guder on February 4, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Cindy, Angie & families , Dale & I are praying for you all. We had the privilege of meeting your Mother several times. Always a joy. You two are a testament of what a great person she was. We know what a difficult time this is for you. Due to Dales health we will not be attending visitation. Love to all. ????????

  16. Shannon McCoy on February 5, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    My condolences to June’s family. I had the privilege of working with her for a time at Parks and Recreation.

  17. Jeanette on February 5, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Dear Cindy and Angie,
    My thoughts and love are with you and your families. Take all the time you need to grieve, hold each other, and relish is all the good and funny memories. You both took such good care of your mother which allowed her to stay in her home. I know this was incredibly important to June. Take it slow, rest, sleep, and take good care. Have you covered until you return to work.

  18. Glenda (Morton) Stafford on February 7, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Dear Angie and Cindy,
    I’m so sad to hear of June’s passing. She was a kind, loving person. I met her shortly after she married cousin Harry and really liked her from the very first. She was always fun to be around at the family reunions; smiling, witty, easy to talk with, and you could tell that she loved the family. We love her, too. It’s obvious that she was a wonderful mom, raising two wonderful daughters. Cherish all those presidiums memories.
    Love you,

  19. Annette Deghand on February 8, 2021 at 11:43 am

    My deepest sympathy to all of June’s family. I enjoyed getting to know her when she worked at Lawrence Parks and Recreation. She was a proud mother and grandmother and clearly loved her family very much!

  20. Bobbie Checchi on February 8, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Love you Aunt June, I know you will missed by so many!! Please tell my momma hi for me. I know you two will be laughing and dancing together up in heaven❤️ June was an amazing lady and I was fortunate to have a nice visit with her at the end of 2019. I will definitely miss her ❤️

  21. Craig Byers on February 11, 2021 at 10:54 am

    The Harvey / Byers families send our heart felt condolences to the family. Our prayers go out to you all.

  22. Laura Mullin -Rogers on February 12, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I remember her fondly. The one memory of her that sticks out the most is when we had a Halloween party at your house. She dressed up like a witch, took us on a hay rack ride, roasted hotdogs and marshmallows outside on an open fire. I can’t believe she put up with all of us giggling girls all night long. She made it so fun for us.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Laura Mullin – Rogers

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