Nancy Kay Morton, 74, of Grand Rapids, MI went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2021. She was born to parents C. Russell and Thelma Neterer, on April 12, 1947 in Huntington, IN.
Nancy met her beloved, Daniel Morton, at Olivet Nazarene University (College) and they married August 27, 1966. This year they would have celebrated 55 inspiring years of marriage.
She was full of life and always on the go. She enjoyed planning elaborate Christmas gift hoaxes or scavenger hunts, white elephant gift exchanges, or new games she had learned about. There was scarcely a game she wouldn’t try; always convinced that she was the champion of them all. She enjoyed a good laugh, even if it was at her expense. “Pork Sandwiches!”
There was never an amazing deal that Nancy missed! She was always thinking of others and loved finding that perfect gift for someone.
Family was her favorite pastime. She would have moved heaven and earth to make way for family to be together. Not a game, performance, or event was missed if a grandchild was participating. She was the biggest cheerleader.
She strove to put Christ first in her life and her strong faith put the love of Jesus into action. There wasn’t a day that passed that she wasn’t looking for an opportunity to share the saving grace of Jesus through her hospitality, a kind word of encouragement, or one of her warm, infectious smiles that made her eyes sparkle. She had an enormous capacity to love and a lavishly generous heart. She modeled this love for her family by always being there for each of them. She will live on in our hearts and in her legacy. She will be forever missed, but Nancy knew Christ as her Savior and has a home in Heaven with Him. One day, if we know Him, we too will join her.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents C. Russell and Thelma Neterer; and brother, Gary Neterer. Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Daniel Morton; children and grandchildren: Kurt and Jill, Greta, Grant, and Elise Morton; Dana (Morton) and Edwin, Isabella, Eleanora, and Amelia Marino; and Chad and Jodi Cole, Ella, Reid, Nash and Sylvia Morton; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, and their children, as well as countless extraordinary friends who are equivalent to family.
Nancy and Dan wanted to specially thank the doctors, nurses, and staff who were a great support to Nancy and served her well during the past couple of years.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Grand Rapids International Fellowship Church, 3765 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. A luncheon will follow at the church.
In remembrance of Nancy’s life, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that any charitable donations be made in memory of Nancy to Remembrance Ranch by going to www.rranchmi.org. More information about this charity can be found at www.remembranceranch.org.
We were sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. We have wonderful memories of Dan and Nancy during our time at Grand Rapids First Church of the Nazarene. She is singing with the Angels now. We wish you peace and comfort Dan, during this time .
- Don and Debby Cleveland
Nancy was a courageous friend and neighbor, whom my late husband, Tim, and I were so fortunate to know and love. Their spirits will share the ever after as we the living, go on missing them dearly. Our family offers our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to her family and all who loved her uniqueness. ☮️
- Chris Little
We are so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. It’s during this time your faith in God will give you comfort to know she is in a better pace. Your family will have many loving memories to keep her memory with you all always. Our prayers are with you and the family.
- Bob and Sue Woudstra
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends.
- Jeff Hochberg
We were saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. Hoping you’ll find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always, and strength in the companionship of those who share your loss.
Words are never sufficient at this time, but we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dick and Linda Antonini
- Dick and Linda Antonini
We will miss you our friend!
- Warren &Lil Overton
What a shining example of Jesus’ love Nancy was! I am so sorry for your loss, Dan. I know she was an awesome companion and partner in every sense of the word. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
- Dann Youle