Jean Walton, age 79, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:10 p.m. in Sunset Home.
She was born March 30, 1939 in Alton, Illinois, the daughter of Romeo and Rose Morizo Rizzotto. On June 19, 1961, she married Ernest E. “Budde” Walton in Carlinville, IL. He preceded her in death March 31, 1997. They owned Salon of Walton, where she was a teacher and hair stylist.
Jean attended Olin Vocational College and graduated from Virginia Farrell Advanced Hair Design Academy of Detroit, Michigan. She had taught around the State of Illinois for many hair fashion affiliates, including two summers at Southern Illinois University. Jean was past president of Quincy Hairdressers’ Association and past Styles Director for Quincy Hair Fashion Committee and a permanent member of the Illinois Hair Fashion Committee.
Her love for people, animals, and gardening never ceased. She was a part time volunteer for the Quincy Humane Society for 16 years.
Jean is survived by a sister, MaryAnn Rizzotto Effinger of Alton, Illinois.
Jean was cremated, as per her wishes. There will be no services.
Memorials may be made to Quincy Humane Society or Quincy Salvation Army.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.