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Joanne Hulton

May 12, 1933 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 87)


East Palestine, Joanne Hulton, 87, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, December 24, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Joanne was born on May 12, 1933 in East Palestine, a daughter of the late Delbert and Bessie Burson Ward and had lived in the area all of her life.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of Christ in East Palestine. Joanne loved sewing and cooking. Her family, especially her grandchildren, were the highlight of her life.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Philip Mackall, her second husband, Donald Eugene Hulton, a brother, John Ward and a son-in-law, Mike McCarthy.

Joanne is survived by her five daughters, Kathy McCarthy, Julie (James) Young, Karen (Rick) Gorby, Susan (Robert) McCullough, Mary Beth (Anthony) DiCello all of East Palestine; a son, Kevin (Rae Ann) Mackall of High Point, NC; a sister, Ramona McLaughlin of New Waterford; a brother, Daniel Ward of New Springfield, seventeen grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Palestine Social Concerns c/o of Barb Lynch 375 E. Grant St. East Palestine, OH 44413 or the East Palestine Community Foundation P.O. Box 42 East Palestine, OH 44413.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

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East Palestine Community Foundation
P.O. Box 42, East Palestine OH 44413

East Palestine Social Concerns
c/o of Barb Lynch 375 E. Grant St., East Palestine OH 44413

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