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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