JoAnn Holton passed away on Thursday November 26, 2020, three days short of her 92nd birthday.
She was born November 29, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of Walter and Earnestine (Smith) Morris.
JoAnn married Campbell “Hap” Holton III on July 9, 1950. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1999.
Mourning her passing are her children, Campbell Michael (wife Sara) Holton, Deborah (husband Brent) Roberts, and Nicholas M. (wife Teresa) Holton; and five grandchildren, Dustin M. Holton, Sarah Roberts, Lucas Holton, and Grace Holton.
She is also preceded in death by her brother, Walter Morris; and her grandson, Holt Roberts.
JoAnn graduated from Little Rock High School and attended Iowa State University where she met her husband, Hap Holton.
She loved gardening and tried farming but when her family saw her drive a tractor they “shut her off”. She did, however, love fixing a hot lunch every day and bring it out to Hap and the boys during farming season. Needless to say they loved it too.
She was an outstanding cook and a gracious hostess. She was affectional known around Williamsville as Grandma Jo.
JoAnn was a very active member of the Williamsville United Methodist Church. She volunteered for the Girls Scouts of America for several years and for Kings Daughters in Springfield.
Her focus was always on her family and she was especially devoted to her grandchildren.
Due to the COVID pandemic, private family funeral and graveside services will be held. Burial will be at Fancy Creek Cemetery near Sherman.