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Mary Ruth Morton

August 25, 1930 — February 25, 2021

Mary Ruth Ingram Morton, age 90, has left this life to walk on the streets of gold in Heaven. She was born August 25th, 1930 in Madisonville, TN and graduated from Madisonville High School where she played basketball. She continued her education at Hiwassee College and later at the University of Tennessee. Mary was a Godly woman who was a long-standing member of Bethel Baptist Church in Townsend. Her greatest love, behind her family and her church, was the mountains and outdoors. She enjoyed being by the river, hiking, anything outside. Mary worked for Blount County Schools for 40+ years, over 30 of those years spent at Townsend Elementary School. She loved her job and did not consider it work but a calling. Preceded in death by: Parents Garvin & Viola Ingram, Brothers Fred Ingram and Arvil Ingram, Grandson Eric Shuler and Son-In-Law Allen Shuler. Survived by: daughter Gayle Shuler, granddaughter & husband Melanie & Richie Scamnacca, granddaughter Allison Hall and great grandsons Taylor Hall & Brady Hall; grandson & wife Tony & Belle (Cibele) Shuler and great grandson Ian Shuler. Son and daughter-in-law Mike & Linda Morton, granddaughter & husband Amber & Dallas Monroe, great-granddaughter Ada Monroe; grandson Dustin Mason and great-grandson Knox Mason. Sister Carolyn Slack, Brother Bob Ingram and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at their convenience at Smith Funeral Home from 9am – 4pm on Tuesday, March 2nd. There will be visitation time from 1pm – 2pm on Wednesday, March 3rd at Bethel Baptist Church in Townsend followed by a funeral service at 2pm with a graveside immediately after at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Bethel Baptist Church. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Ruth Morton please visit our Sympathy Store.
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