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In Memory of

JoAnn Bolton

September 13, 1933 - September 14, 2017

Obituary


JoAnn Bolton, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went home to be with our Savior on Thursday, September 14, 2017, just hours after her 84th birthday. Visitation will be from 11:00am-12:00pm followed by funeral service at 12:00pm Monday, September. 18, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
She was born JoAnn Farrington in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 13, 1933, along with her identical twin sister, DeeAnn. JoAnn and DeeAnn grew up in their grandmother's home on Benton Boulevard in Kansas City....

JoAnn Bolton, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went home to be with our Savior on Thursday, September 14, 2017, just hours after her 84th birthday. Visitation will be from 11:00am-12:00pm followed by funeral service at 12:00pm Monday, September. 18, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
She was born JoAnn Farrington in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 13, 1933, along with her identical twin sister, DeeAnn. JoAnn and DeeAnn grew up in their grandmother's home on Benton Boulevard in Kansas City. When she was 16, she met and immediately fell in love with Lawrence Bolton. She and Lawrence were married in 1951, but the first two years of their marriage were spent apart as Lawrence served in Korea with the US Army. JoAnn continued to live with her mother and grandmother during this time, working at Western Auto in Downtown Kansas City. When he returned, Lawrence and JoAnn lived and raised their family in the Kansas City area, later moving to Grandview, Missouri. JoAnn was a loving mother and homemaker, and when the children were older, she began working outside the home at the Internal Revenue Service. Later, she accepted a position as an administrative assistant at the United States Department of Revenue. She retired from USDA and enjoyed traveling the world, visiting their children and grandchildren, as well as serving in their church with Lawrence. After 63 years of loving marriage, Lawrence went to be with our Lord in 2014.
Throughout their lives, JoAnn and Lawrence set an example to their family of what a Christian marriage should be, and JoAnn's legacy lives on through her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her survivors include sons David Lynn Bolton, Daryl Lee Bolton, and Daniel Lelyn Bolton; grandchildren Dawn (Bolton) DeVaul, Douglas Bolton, Drew Bolton, Corie Bolton and Hannah (Bolton) Shipley; great-grandchildren Joshua DeVaul, Brooke DeVaul, Kaleigh Bolton and Zadie Bolton.
Arrangements under the direction of Mt Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.