Joanne Carolyn Sutton
1928 - 2020
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Joanne Carolyn Sutton, 91, got her wings and went to walk with the angels on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus in West Lafayette, where she was a resident the past three years.
Joanne was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Lafayette, to the late Alman J. and Florence E. DeLong.
She grew up in the West Lafayette area and was a 1946 graduate of West Lafayette High School. She married Jack R. Sutton on Aug. 2, 1963; he passed away March 22, 2013.
Joanne worked for many years as a waitress for Sarge Biltz and Solly's Restaurant in Reynolds. She also was an Avon representative and, along with her late husband, used to own Monticello Traveland in the 1970s. She enjoyed volunteering for the Lafayette Home Hospital Auxiliary as a "pink lady" and was gift cart chairman for many years. She was awarded in 1992 the Community Volunteer Award by Greater Lafayette Volunteer Bureau Inc.
She loved square dancing, scrabble, euchre, and mushrooming with her best friend, Bernice Gouty. She enjoyed her huge garden along with fishing, camping and traveling. Joanne and her husband Jack, truly loved to pull their fifth-wheel with Jack's big Ford Dually to Lake Rousseau RV Resort in Crystal River, Fla., where they spent many winters. Joanne was a very caring wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and kitty cats dearly.
Joanne is survived by her children Anita (Tom) Robinson, Lafayette, Susan (Steven) Rodman, Danville, Ill., Jeff (Chris) Sutton, Lafayette, and Joseph Gibson (Nancy), Tombstone, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
All of these she loved and touched deeply, and will be dearly missed, and in our hearts forever.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Mariellen El-Beheri, Frances Eggers, Marjorie DeLong, Virginia Smith; and a brother, Howard "Smitty" E. Smith.
Visitation was 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service began at 11 a.m., with Troy Hockstetler officiating.
Entombment followed at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
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Published in The Monticello Herald Journal from Jul. 30 to Aug. 6, 2020.
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August 15, 2020
Bernice was my mother and these two ladies had the BEST of adventures!!! They would journey to Mesick, MI mushroom hunting for days on end! The fish in rivers n lakes were nervous when they showed up! Joanne And Jack both made you feel so comfortable.....there was an abundance of smiles whenever they were around. I know she’s joined my Mom n there’s a red hot euchre or scrabble game going on in Heaven. Peace to you, Joanne, and thank you for the fine example you set for us kids. Love to your family who carry on that tradition
July 30, 2020
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July 30, 2020
Remember when was a young girl spent many days at there lake home Joanne was the sweetest rest in peace beautiful lady
Rhonda cooper
July 29, 2020
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Le mound Senesac
July 29, 2020
Sad to read of Joanne's passing -

She and Jack were our neighbors -

Over the years we always enjoyed chatting about the "challenges of life" -

Prayers to the family -

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Mark Thompson
July 28, 2020
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