She was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Brazil, the daughter of Hubert and Anna (Hixon) Giltz.
She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1949.
Following high school, she married Thomas Dalton, who preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1979.
MaryAnn worked at Montgomery Wards and later retired from the Brazil License Branch.
MaryAnn was an avid reader and also enjoyed baking, traveling and spending time with family.
She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Clay County Historical Society, The Clay County Republican Club, Carbon Ladies Quilting Club, HomEc Club, and had been involved in the 4-H Council and served as a club leader in her younger years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Thomas Dalton, brother Jackie Giltz, brother-in-law Cecil Rightsell, and mother and father-in-law Peter and Annie Dalton.
Survivors include her children Vonna Harper (Jack), Colleen Kellum (Robert), Sharlene Shillings (Lyle), and Tony Dalton, grandchildren Charity Harper, Flint Harper, Erica Manion (Larry), Zeb Kellum (Tabitha), Jazmine Kellum, Symone Kellum, Blake Dalton (Teresa), Brock Dalton, Chad Shillings, Adam Shillings (Kelly), and Amanda McKinney (Tim), great-grandchildren Brent Manion, Taylor Young, Xander Shillings, Briley Shillings, Kyle McKinney, Carson McKinney, and Tyler McKinney, sister-in-law Joan Rightsell, brother-in-law Steve Dalton (Lydia), cousin Richard Giltz (Cindy), as well as a faithful companion, Chihuahua Cody.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Lawson-Miller Chapel. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery.
Her family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, the Annunciation Church, or a charity of your choice in her memory.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.