Joanne Warburton Lenahan

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Joanne Warburton Lenahan

April 03, 1927 - December 06, 2017

Joanne Warburton Lenahan Joanne Warburton Lenahan, née Joanne Ura Gilkey, died Dec. 6, 2017, in Harbor Springs, Mich., at the age of 90, passing peacefully during one of her beloved snowstorms. She was born April 3, 1927, in Detroit, to George Gilkey and Florence Millen. Her first marriage was to Robert Warburton, with whom she had two children, Jim and Dana. They raised their children in Danville, where she also worked as a dental assistant. Following her husband's death in 1973, she moved to Petoskey, Mich., motivated by fond memories of living there in the earliest years of her marriage. She married Paul Lenahan, who preceded her in death.
Joanne was a dedicated and skilled bridge player, frequently playing with her long time best friend Alma Sydow and her husband, Morris Sydow. She was also a talented seamstress and quilter, winning a blue ribbon at the Emmet Charlevoix County Fair in 2016 for one of her hand sewn quilts. She loved her northern Michigan winters and never tired of watching boats on the water in summer.
She is survived by her four grandchildren, Juliane Stratton (Erin Isom), Joanne Arnest (Jonathan Morgan), Bernard Arnest, and Elizabeth (Travis) Scovill; as well as by her siblings, Sharon Kirby and Marvin Millen. She was preceded by her parents; her husbands, Robert Warburton and Paul Lenahan; her children, Jim Warbuton and Dana Arnest; and her siblings, Barbara Blackburn, George Gilkey and Dennis Millen.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. CDT at Sunset Funeral Homes & Life Tribute Centers, 3940 N. Vermillion St, Danville. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Little Traverse Conservancy. Donations may be made online or checks may be mailed to Little Traverse Conservancy, 3264 Powell Road ~ Harbor Springs, MI 49740.
Published on August 10, 2018
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Saturday August 18, 2018

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunset Funeral Home

3940 North Vermilion Street, Danville, IL, USA


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