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Joanne R. Boulton

November 12, 1927 August 14, 2018
Joanne  R. Boulton
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Obituary for Joanne R. Boulton

Joanne R. Boulton, 90, of Pemberville, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 14, 2018 at Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Care Center.

Joanne was born November 12, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio. She was the daughter of Waldo Shank and Evelyn (Johnson) Shank.

She graduated from Devilbiss High School in 1944. She then attended college at the University of Cincinnati and finished at the University of Toledo.

She met and married James Boulton in 1947. They had two children Deedra (James) Phipps and Brad Boulton (Janis MacDonald) Fiancée. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Joanne enjoyed tennis, golf, bridge playing and traveling as well as her bible study sessions.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Waldo and Evelyn Shank, sisters Betty Galbraith and Elaine Withraw and brother Waldo (Rook) Shank Jr.

A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Otterbein Portage Valley.

A special thank you to Otterbein Portage Valley for all the wonderful care they gave Joanne in the past several years. Also special thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, we are truly grateful for Gabby and all the hospice nurses and aides who made her later days extremely comfortable.

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