Joanne I. Hellwarth Jutte, age 91, of Celina, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Celina Manor.
She was born April 22, 1928, in Washington Township, Mercer County, to Benjamin & Luetta (Curless) Powell.
Joanne and Maurice Edson Hellwarth were married in 1949, and he passed away on September 9, 1965. She married Johnnie T. Jutte in 1979, and he preceded her in death on September 12, 2015.
She is survived by two daughters: Diane (Raymond) Tomko of Cleveland and Deborah Gephart of Placerville, California, daughter-in-law, Diana M. Hellwarth of Celina, grandchildren: Terry Michael (Billie Jo) Hellwarth of St. Henry, Tracy Marie (Trent) Hamrick of Rockford, Tara Martell (Jeffrey) Davis of Belle Center, and Tiffany Markel Hellwarth of Troy, great grandchildren: Zachary (Amanda) Hellwarth, Logan (Macy), Peyton & Ashton Hamrick, Lane & Brittan Crutchfield, and Zander Dennis, and great-great grandchildren: Hazel Marie Hellwarth and Hudson Michael Hamrick.
Also surviving are two brothers: Jerry (Betty) Powell of Celina and Bill (Shirley) Powell of Portland, IN, a sister-in-law, Jean Powell of Rockford, step-daughter, Charlene (Jim) Westgerdes of Fort Recovery, and many nieces & nephews.
Joanne was preceded in death by her son: Larry M. Hellwarth, who died December 14, 2015, brothers & sisters: Richard Powell, Hope Stein, Mary Jane Wurster, Bobby Powell, Violet Shirk, Roger Powell and Jack Powell, half-siblings: Delilah Beams, Mabel Ellis and Wright Powell, sister & brothers-in-law: Dallas West, LaVaun Howick and Don Hellwarth, and a step-son, Don Jutte.
Joanne was a homemaker, plus she retired from Reynolds & Reynolds in Celina with 35 years of service.
Joanne was a very active member of Mt. Tabor Church of God, Celina, participating in the Ladies Ministry and weekly Bible Study group. She assisted with fundraisers and quilting for the missions, and served on the funeral dinner committee.
Joanne was a wonderful cook, baker, seamstress, and quilter. She was an avid gardener, loved to travel, do crafts, and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina. Rev. Richard Van Horn will officiate. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling Hours are 1:00-3:00 & 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, and an hour before time of services on Wednesday, March 4, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Cancer Association of Mercer County, P.O. Box 624, Celina or Mt. Tabor Church of God, 9744 US 127, Celina.
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