Virginia Mae (Kitchen) Morton, age 98, of Goodland passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center in Goodland. Virginia was born December 15, 1919 in Blunt, South Dakota to Roy H. and Maude E. (McKenzie) Kitchen.
After Virginia’s parents death at a very early age she lived with friends and different relatives in South Dakota and in Kansas. When she moved to Kansas in 1936 she lived with her Uncle Oscar Kitchen and family south of Kanorado. She graduated high school in Kanorado in 1938. Virginia married Wilber C. Richardson in 1939 and they had one son, Ronnie Joe, they lived on a farm north of Kanorado until 1952. Later, she married Ben E. Morton on December 9, 1960. Virginia worked at Tom Horn’s grocery store and Verne Dyatt’s Income Tax office before joining the staff of the First National Bank in Goodland where she worked for over 37 years and retiring as assistant cashier in 1984.
Virginia accepted the Lord as her Savior while a senior in high school at a country church north of Kanorado.
Virginia was a member of the First Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society, the American Baptist Women’s Missionary Group, the Brotherhood of Firemen and Locomotive Engineers Ladies Auxiliary, the Goodland Elks Lodge and served as a Certified Sherman County Representative for the Reach to Recovery Program. Most of all she loved her Lord, taking care of her son, family, home and church family.
Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; brothers; sisters; great niece, Katy Hillmer; and niece, Virginia Nothdurft.
She is survived by her son, Ronnie Joe Richardson; stepchildren: Dick (Carolyn) Morton of Goodland, Bonnie Crymond of Arvada, CO; Jimmie (Peg) Morton of Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law Joan Kitchen; nephews, Kenneth (Molly) Hillmer, Marlin (Deann) Hillmer; great nephews, Steve and Brad Nothdurft, Rich, Tyler and Ryan Hillmer; great niece Angie Townsend.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. MT at the First Baptist Church, 1121 Main Street in Goodland. Interment following the service at the Goodland Cemetery, North Main Street. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. MT at Bateman Funeral Home, 211 East 11th Street in Goodland. Memorials may be designated to Virginia Morton Trust for Ronnie’s Care or to the First Baptist Church of Goodland and may be left at the services or mailed to Bateman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 278, Goodland, KS 67735. For condolences or information visit www.batemanfuneral.com
Virginia Morton Trust for Ronnie's Care
First Baptist Church of Goodland