JOAN MARGARET MOULTON
Joan Margaret Moulton died peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on May 3, 2019, at the age of 88. She was born November 9, 1930, to Hugh and Helen Cleveland in Tiffin, Ohio. She resided most of her life in Perrysburg, Ohio, and was married for more than 60 years to Irving R. “Bud” Moulton, who died on December 11, 2012.
Joan came to Toledo in 1948, to attend Riverside School of Nursing. She graduated in 1951 and proudly practiced nursing at Riverside Hospital and Penta County High School.
Joan was a loving mother to her three daughters, Pamela Sonnet, Judy Seibenick (Kurt) and Tina Wilson (Rob). She was a proud and loving grandmother to Skyler (Jacqui) Sonnet, Shelby (Jason) Sanders, Andrew (Jessica) Seibenick, Amy (Seth) Tippie, Todd (Ashley) Wilson, Abbey (Chris) Bollenbacher. Her great-grandchildren include Olivia Seibenick, Avery Tippie, Annistyn Tippie, Peighton Sonnet, Sawyer Sonnet, Walker Wilson, Libby Wilson and Sullivan Bollenbacher. Her brother, Tom Cleveland, of Elephant Butte, New Mexico, survives. She was predeceased by her parents, brother John and sister Betty.
Joan was an exquisite seamstress and quilter and her family enjoyed receiving many beautiful handmade clothes and quilts. Each grandchild received a quilt made by Grandma Jo upon graduation from high school. Besides her family, Jo shared her sewing talents with the quilters at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Zoar Lutheran Church, Salem Dorcas Circle and the Quilt Foundry Guild.
She was a long-time member of Zoar Lutheran Church, where in addition to giving thanks and praise, she developed friendships that lasted a lifetime.
She was a strong and fiercely independent woman throughout her life. And during her illness, her daughters witnessed her iron will, her wit and sense of humor. #TeamMoultonSisters are grateful for the many lessons of love and strength.
The family will be forever grateful to the staff and volunteers at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their personal care, expertise and support. Through their vigilance and compassion, Joan’s final journey was filled with love and peace.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the girls would like donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, 419-874-3133. Online condolences may be left at witzlershank .com.