Cover photo for Ruth Dowdy Morton's Obituary
1951 Penny 2024

Ruth Dowdy Morton

February 19, 1951 — March 30, 2024


Ruth Dowdy Morton born February 19, 1951, left us on March 30, 2024. 

Affectionately known as Penny to those who knew her best. Daughter of Erven and Gelita; Sister to Linda, Barron, and Jo; Wife of Jesse; Mother of Patrick and Kelly; Nana to Isaac, Dalton, Eric, Nick, Seth, Shelby, Gabe, Scot, and Sarah; and Great-Grandmother to Bellamy and Emmitt. 

She was strong, kind, and crafty. She is already missed beyond words. 

A memorial service to honor Penny’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2024, at One Harbor Church in Morehead City.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, April 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

One Harbor Church in Morehead City

1605 Fisher Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

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