(Obituary from the Dispatch/Argus)
Mary Orton, 77, of Colona, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to the family.
She was born Oct. 16, 1930, in Burlington, Iowa, daughter of Leverett and Edith Dunham Gebhardt. She married Drew L. Orton on Feb. 10, 1951, in Monmouth. He preceded her in death Dec. 16, 2003.
Mary worked at Kmart, retiring in 1992. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, Colona, where she worked in the kitchen. She also enjoyed reading, painting and made awesome brownies.
Survivors (and their spouses) are her daughters, Lynne (Reuben) Martel, East Moline, and Diane (Mark) Kitto, Davenport; sons, Ron Orton, Orlando, Fla., and Matt (Diana) Orton, Colona; grandchildren, Renee, Carrie, Steven, Tiffany Nicholas, Elizabeth, Amber and Logan; great-grandchildren, Micah, Austyn, Quentin and Adyson; and a sister, Susan Fox, Davenport.