Johnston City-Joan H. Wright, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at her home after a six month battle with cancer.
Joan was born on January 21, 1938 in Williamson County to Alva and Lorene (Miller) Handkins. She married George Wright on July 20, 1963 at Center Baptist Church in Crab Orchard. He preceded her in death on September 3, 2008.
Joan was a member of Center Baptist Church and placed her faith in Jesus when she was 10 years old. She loved to laugh and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Kimberly and Scott Barger of Crab Orchard
Teresa and Stephen Watson of Fairfax, VA
Natalie and Kenneth Mitchell of Johnston City
Marshall and Elisha Wright of Crab Orchard
Jared and Katie Barger
Rebecca and Chris Wiksten
Jace, Soloman, Damian, Cadence and Alexandria
Brother-Darrel and Trina Handkins of Carterville
Sister in law-Donna Handkins of Apex, NC
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; brothers, Carl Ray Handkins and Edward Handkins and three infant grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11am Center Baptist Church in Crab Orchard with Rev. Tim Ozment officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30am until the time of service at the church. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Shelter. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Blue Funeral Home; 1704 N. Court Street; Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com