Terry, JoAnne

Written by David Green.

JoAnne Terry, 71, of E. Main St., Morenci, Mich., died Aug. 13, 2007, at home.

She was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Adrian, Mich., the daughter of Loyle and Gladys (Frank) Borton. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1953 and attended Stautzenberger College in Toledo.

JoAnne retired as a nurse’s aide from Lynwood Manor in Adrian. Prior to retirement, she spent many years working in the mechanical contracting field, primarily working for Dunbar Borton, Inc. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Morenci and the Morenci Eagles.

JoAnne is survived by two sons, Jeff (and Sandie) Terry of Sugar Springs community near Gladwin, Mich., and Jack Terry of Northville, Mich.; one grandson, David (and Amanda) Terry; two great-grandchildren, Kaylyn and Addison; one sister; two brothers; and two sisters-in-law, Carol Borton and Kora Terry.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerry.

Graveside services are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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