Max C. Gorton 1938 - 2009 Baldwin City

Funeral services for Max C. Gorton, 71, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Gorton died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at his home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1938, in Greensburg, the son of Blanche Cleghorn and Ruggles C. Gorton. He grew up in Rantoul and graduated from Rantoul High School in 1956.
Mr. Gorton joined the U.S. Air Force after high school. He and his wife moved to Baldwin City in 1968. He was a supervisor for General Motors in Kansas City, Kan., retiring in 1985. After retirement, he delivered flowers for Cranberry Market in Baldwin City.
He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and was a fan of the Baldwin High School sports teams.
He enjoyed boating, camping, traveling with his wife and often spent the winters in Texas.
He married Eula May Cartmill on Oct. 23, 1960, at Union Chapel Church, south of Ottawa. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Veronica Abel and husband Mark, Baldwin City, and Valinda Vandervelden and husband Mark, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Victor, Baldwin City; six grandchildren, Ashlea, Alli and Chase Abel, Keeton and Reece Gorton and Noah Vandervelden; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carolyn Elder.
Friends may call from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 712 Ninth St., Baldwin City.
The family suggests memorials to the chapel, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
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