Obituary of Janice Morter

Janice Arlene Morter, age 61, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, MO. She was born January 19, 1958, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Leland Earl and Alice Ruth Murray Clyburn.

She graduated from FSHS with the class of 1976. Janice married Roderick Morter on March 18, 1977, in Ft. Scott.

She worked 4 years at Norvell before beginning her career in day care. She never met a child she didn’t love

. Janice liked traveling to Branson, MO. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, watching soap operas, and watching drag races at MOKAN. She was also an avid KC Chiefs fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Janice volunteered for CASA and was a member of the Rinehart Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband Rod of the home; a son, Matthew Morter and wife Tanya, Ft. Scott; a daughter, Megan Wilson and husband Paul, Ft. Scott; step-son, Paul Feagins, Baton Rouge, LA; a sister, Joyce Medved and husband Steve, Louisville, KY; 10 grandchildren, Mackenzie, Alexis, Gracie, Keghan, Devin, Abby, Jonah, Paige, Brianna, and Alexandra; 2 great grandchildren, Emiley and Raidyn; 3 nieces, Kristyn, Kelly, and Sarah; 4 nephews, Shane, Andrew, Stephen, and Alec; mother-in-law Teresa Munroe; 3 sisters-in-law, Joni Morter, Debra Morter and husband Kevin Womelsdorf, and Linh Morter; and her best friend, Deanna Fleharty. She was preceded in death by her parents

Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 16th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Clarksburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Monday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to CASA and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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