Sylvia Jenine (Morris-Thomas) Walton

April 16, 1938 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 80)

Sylvia Jenine (Morris-Thomas) Walton, 80 of Smithton, formerly of Ligonier, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  She was born April 16, 1938 in Uniontown, a daughter of the late James and Edith Morris.  She was a long-time employee of Jane Ann’s Restaurant in Madison, as well as the Flying J Truck Stop in Smithton. She enjoyed fellowship at the Church of the Nazarene in Smithton. For many years, she was a member of a bowling league in Rostraver Township. She enjoyed monthly luncheons with her classmates of Ligonier Valley HS.  She was very proud of her home in Fitz Henry that she and her husband Robert purchased. She especially enjoyed maintaining the yard. She enjoyed being part of the small community of Fitz Henry. She looked forward to Morris Family Reunions, and hosted several at her home. She was famous for her raisin-filled cookies, apple dumplings and potato soup.  In later years, she took up sketching and painting. She took classes at the Westmoreland County Community College for watercolor and sketching. Inspired by Bob Ross, she began oil painting and created numerous landscapes.  Surviving are three children, Jay “Jeff” (Donna) Thomas of Michigan, Linda (Jason) Hicks of Missouri, and David (Janet) Thomas of Virginia; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara (George) Rincon of Florida and Carol Morris of Pennsylvania; a brother, James (Sylvia) Morris, Jr. of Connecticut;; and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bobby” Walton; and a treasured aunt, Flora Belle Dodson of Greensburg.  Friends will be received 5-8 pm Sunday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday.  Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.   Memorials may be made in her name to the Lutheran Senior Life Foundation, who provided her excellent care in her final years. Condolences may be left at

© 2019 J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS