Sidney M. Mortonson, 86, of Geneseo, passed away on December 16, 2019, at Allure of Geneseo. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Dr. Chris Ritter will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation will be from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Sidney Mortonson Memorial Fund.
Sidney was born on October 13, 1933, in Keokuk, IA, the daughter of Elvyn and Mabelle (Magin) Scott. She graduated from Bowen High School in 1951 and received her BA from Western University in 1955. She married John Mortonson on September 23, 1956. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary prior to John’s passing on August 17, 2014. She served as Henry County Assistant Home Advisor, then went on to substitute teach. She then worked for Geneseo Unit School District 228, as a cafeteria manager for 22 years, retiring in 1996.
She loved all sports, especially playing golf. She also enjoyed her volunteer work for Hammond Henry Hospital and First United Methodist Church. Attending coffee time with her friends was the highlight of her day.
Those left to cherish her memory include her three children, Debra Mortonson, Sterling, IL, Steve (Shellie) Mortonson, Rock Falls, IL, and Diane (Elbi Alba) Rogers, Danville, NH; grandchildren, Todd Mortonson, Tanner Mortonson, Ashlee Atwell, Andrea Rogers, Bobbie Blumhoff, Mitch (Stacey) Hummel, and Randee (Brandon) Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Max (Cheryl) Scott, Canton, IL, and Don (Julie) Scott, Morganton, NC.
Sidney was preceded in death by her parents, Elvyn and Mabelle, and her husband, John.
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