Delorus Joan Dalton

October 19, 1947December 2, 2012

Delorus Joan Dalton passed away with her loving family by her side on December 2, 2012 in Bloomington, IN. She was born in Indianapolis, IN to Raymond and Mary Johnanningsmeier. Joan was raised in Martinsville where she graduated from Martinsville High School in 1965.

Joan loved being surrounded by her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed playing bingo with her many friends. She was a member of the VFW in Martinsville.

Joan worked as a custodian at Indiana University and also worked as a nurse’s aide for several years. She will be missed by her family and friends. “God Bless Joan”.

Joan is survived by her loving husband Richard Dalton, her father Raymond Johanningsmeier, son Richard L. Dalton, daughters; Lorie Miller of Princeton, IN and Lisa Dalton of Bloomington, grandchildren; Sabrina Isom, Heidi Patterson, Clinton Allendar, Weston Dalton, Summer Patterson, Stormy Dalton and Zachary Miller.

Joan is also survived by her two sisters; Diana Brawley and Lana Ferran, two brothers; Jimmy and Danny Johanningsmeier.

She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Johanningsmeier and her brother Rick Johanningsmeier.

Friends may call on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. in Day Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401. There is no service. Burial in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Martinsville, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Animal Shelter.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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December 12, 2012

I was so sorry to hear about Joan. I always enjoyed talking with her. She was a kind and caring person. May God bless you with peace and comfort.
Janet Bastin Flynn

Amy Shepherd and family

December 6, 2012

I am sorry for your loss, no more sorrow no more pain. what a blessing she was. thoughts and prayers love ya'll

Debby Clevenger

December 6, 2012

my thoughts and prayers are with you

Mindy Fishel

December 5, 2012

God speed Joan you will be missed.

Cheryl (Sink) Fogleman

December 5, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. I met Joan in the 6th grade and have considered her a friend ever since. I nicknamed her "Josmeire". I will remember her always as a happy,caring person. She will be greatly missed. May you all find comfort and peace in our loving God.

Vickie (Cook) Stephany-Sharp

December 4, 2012

To Joan Dalton's Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know that this is a very hard time for your family. I hope you gain strength from your memories of the good times you shared with Joan. I have not seen Joan in years, but I have memories. I knew her when we were in school and in our 20's.

Terri (Thacker) Gilbreath

December 4, 2012

To the family of Joan Dalton:
I was so sorry to hear about Joan. May God wrap his arms around her family and give them courage and strength during these difficult times.