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Services: Memorial services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at Central Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, with the Rev. Dr. Louis Lotz and the Rev. Mary Bos officiating.

Visitation: Visitation is during a reception following the service.

JoAnn Elene Belter, age 81, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Holland, died Monday, September 20, 2010, at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods, Byron Center. Born to Dr. M.J. and Josephine (Tazelaar) Van Kolken on June 17, 1929, she was a 1947 graduate of Holland High, graduated from Michigan State College in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan, attended art classes in Guadalajara, Mexico and at the Rhode Island School of Design in Provincetown. She taught elementary art at Gladstone Public Schools in the Upper Peninsula and at East Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Public Schools. She retired from Grand Rapids schools as an Art Supervisor. In later years she was a professional model. JoAnn was a member of the Grand Valley Artists, Central Reformed Church, and the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel and worked with young people and older adults helping them develop skills with art. She traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico, the United States, China and Israel. Along the way she developed subject ideas for some of her paintings. She is survived by her brother, Paul Van Kolken of Holland; nieces, Amy Van Kolken Banister (Martin) of Houston and Emily Van Kolken and her daughter Allison Bridges, both of Holland; several cousins in the United States and the Netherlands.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Central Reformed Church, 10 College Ave. NE 49503 or to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods, 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Drive SW, Byron Center, MI 49315.

Church: Central Reformed Church (Map)