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Wilma J Morton

January 26, 1925 — July 25, 2020

Wilma J. Morton, 95, of Grand Island died Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Country House in Grand Island. A memorial service will be 10:30 AM Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Trinity United Methodist Church with Reverend Kelly Karges officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Masks and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be directed to

Wilma Joyce was born on January 26, 1925 in Phillips, NE to William LeRoy and Pearl Mae (Johnson) Harrison. She grew up in the Grand Island area and graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1943.

On November 9, 1954, Wilma was united in marriage to Raymond H. Obermeier. The couple farmed near Aurora, and Wilma also worked in the office at the Grand Island Clinic. Raymond died on December 6, 1974. Wilma married Willard L. Morton on October 24, 1986, and the couple lived in Grand Island. Willard died March 14, 2007.

Wilma was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church until her health declined. She enjoyed bowling and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include: her sister, Winifred L. Swanson of North Platte, NE, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands: Raymond and Willard; brother, Philip (Donna) Harrison; brother-in-law, Clemens “Teeno” Swanson; and nephew, Jim Harrison.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Trinity United Methodist Church

North Elm Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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