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Claudia Hope Morton

September 20, 1936 — September 23, 2023

Charleston

Claudia Hope Morton

Claudia Hope Morton, 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Saturday, September 23, 2023 with her devoted niece, Kendra Seidle, by her side. Her Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 28, 2023 in St John's Lutheran Church,  at 11:00 am.  Interment, St. Lawrence Cemetery. The family will receive friends  from 10:00 to 10:30 in the Parish Hall at 5 Clifford Street prior to the funeral service. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Claudia, the youngest of 7 children, was born in Charleston on September 20, 1936 to Kenneth and Dorothea Morton.  She was predeceased by her parents and 5 of her siblings: Kenneth Morton Jr., Dorothea Morton Damon, Elizabeth Morton Reers, Jacqueline Morton Claywell, and Richard Mason Morton. She is survived by her sister, Elaine Morton Schirmer, and numerous nieces and nephews who felt a tender closeness with their beloved Aunt Claudia, especially her niece, Kendra.  Claudia enjoyed classical music and the arts, with a special fondness for Charleston’s annual Spoleto Festival.  She was a true lover of nature and animals.  

A graduate of Charleston High School and Palmer Business College, Claudia worked as an underwriter for the Worth Agency and the Heffron Insurance Company. She was a lifelong, active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and served faithfully in many ministries over her 87 years there.

Memorials may be made to St John’s Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road North Charleston, SC, 29406.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 28, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

5 Clifford St, Charleston, SC 29401

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Burial

Thursday, September 28, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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