JoAnn Morton, 80, of La Porte, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family.
JoAnn was born on October 1, 1942 in Springfield, IL, to Ernest Henery and Alma Florence (Taylor) Jackson.
On April 22, 1966 in Milwaukee, WI, she married Elmer "Butch" Robert Morton who preceded her in death. JoAnn is survived by her children, Dianna "Diane" (Michael) Motley of Springfield, IL, Susan "Sue" (Dean) Vann Young of La Porte, Robert "Bob" (Stacey) Morton of La Porte, and Nicole "Nikki" (Brendan) Wilczynski of La Porte; 14 grandchildren, Melissa Mitchon, Steffani Scanlan, Felica (Joshua) Batten, Tyler (Ashley) Vann, Tara (Christian) Dirks, Brooke (Tanner) Leffler, Brandon Vann, Noah Young, Chloe Young, Kira Morton, Ava Morton, Wyatt Wilczynski, Kaden Wilczynski, and Riley Wilczynski; 9 great-grandchildren, Amber Mitchon, Cody Mitchon, Samuel Vann, Emma Reese, Mia Batten, Jackson Dirks, Wesley Wilcox, Lynn Vann, Hallie Batten, and soon-to-be, Amelia Batten; special niece, Susan Michelle Peterson; as well as nephews, cousins, many great-nieces and nephews, and her loving puppy, Tabor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Alma Jackson; sister, Betty Jane Peterson; husband, "Butch" Morton; and grandson, Mango Wilczynski.
JoAnn was a teacher for over 25 years in Illinois and Indiana, before retiring from WIC. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile. JoAnn enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was often found attending and supporting her children and grandchildren's sporting events; she was their biggest cheerleader. JoAnn loved being around people, traveling, and the Christmas season.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2022 at Bethany Lutheran Church with Pastor Dennis Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., with a Daughters of the Nile ceremony at 5:30 p.m., on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children--Donations, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707.
Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.