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Celebration of Life Sunday for JoAnn F. Burton

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JoAnn F. Burton, 81, of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away at Life Care Center of Lecanto, Florida, December 31, 2019.

She was born August 12, 1938, in Porter, IN, to the late George and Fern Coslet.

She married Robert Burton, June 8, 1960.

A lifelong resident, JoAnn relocated to Florida four and a half years ago. For many years she and Robert belonged to a C.B. club, going by the handles of “Mean Mama and Happy Daddy.” She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and reading until the loss of her eyesight. After moving to Florida she spent many hours swimming and dancing in the pool to Elvis songs.

In addition to her parents, JoAnn is preceded in death by husband Robert, sons Jackie Burton, Ricky LaHayne, Scott Holdren, her brother Lynn Coslet, sisters Judith Rumbut and Jerilyn Esslinger. Also two granddaughters, Melissa and Christina Hill.

JoAnn is survived by daughters Cindy (Danny) Smyth, Beverly Hills, FL, Judy (Tony) Reales Chesterton, IN, Shelley (Keith) Hale, Susan (Troy) Deso, Stacey (Mark) Schultz, all of Valparaiso, and Melissa Mackey, Portage.

Grandchildren: Richard, Christopher, Josh, Ellie, Katie, Nicole, Amanda, Cooper, Jordan and Trisha.

Great-grandchildren: Athena, Daniel, Cody, Nathan, Kylie, Karson, Autumn, Bobby, Hailey, Ethan, Landon, Kasey, Lincoln, Cayden, Piper, Quinton, Cora, and Benson.

Great-great-grandchildren: Keegan, Kingsley, Harmoni, Noah, and Ivy.

JoAnn was a lifelong member of her beloved Porter United Methodist Church; always remembering her church family fondly.

Celebration of Life will be Sunday, January 26, at 1:00 p.m., at Porter UMC 100 E. Beam Street Porter, Indiana, with Pastor Liz Lahaie officiating. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PUMC.



Posted 1/22/2020

Revised 1/23 and  1/24/2020




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