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Joann C. (Gavenda) Walton

April 4, 1948 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 72)

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Obituary

Joann C. Walton age 72 passed away at her home on Sunday, September 20, 2020.  Joann was born on April 4, 1948 in St. Johns, MI the daughter of Joseph and Jean (Abbott) Gavenda.  She graduated from Fulton High School in 1966 and on July 16, 1966 she married Dale E. Walton.  Joann was a homemaker, loved quilting, feeding the birds, deer hunting and loved being with her grandchildren.  Surviving her are her husband, Dale and children Gregory (Maureen) Walton of Indianapolis, IN., Scott (Krista) Walton of Perrinton, MI and Angela (Chris) Richards of St. Johns.  Grandchildren, Sarah, Samantha, Logan, Ethan Walton and  Kimberly and Jesse Richards. Her brothers, Joseph (Mary) Gavenda Jr. of Ashley and  James (Linda) Gavenda of Maple Rapids, MI. Brother in law, Larry Baker, sisters in law, Sue Gavenda, Jean Walton and Bette (Jim) Potts.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jean Baker and brother Jerry Gavenda.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 24, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams as Celebrant,  Rite of Committal will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and relatives 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. A Rosary/Vigil Service will be prayed at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Elara Caring Hospice, 1011 S. US 27, St. Johns, MI 48879.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 23, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Keck-Coleman Funeral Home
1500 Waterford Pkwy
St. Johns, Michigan 48879

Visitation
Wednesday
September 23, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Keck-Coleman Funeral Home
1500 Waterford Pkwy
St. Johns, Michigan 48879

Rosary
Wednesday
September 23, 2020

7:00 PM
Keck-Coleman Funeral Home
1500 Waterford Pkwy
St. Johns, Michigan 48879

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
September 24, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 Linden St.
St. Johns, MI 48879

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
September 24, 2020

Eureka Cemetery
2194 E. Hyde Rd.
St. Johns, MI 48879

Please note
Those attending the visitation as well as the funeral Mass will be asked to follow the current COVID-19 protocols by wearing a face covering and by practicing social distancing.
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