MATTOON -- Joan Malone, age 85, of Mattoon passed away at 11:48 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at her residence.
Memorial Services honoring her life will begin at 6:00 p.m., today, Thursday December 20, 2018 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Wolfe. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until time of service today.
Joan was born on August 3, 1933 in Mattoon the daughter of Lawrence Alfred and Martha Evon (Coble) Epperson. She married Charles Edward Malone on December 15, 1951. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2013.
Survivors include her loving children, Robert Daniel (Christine) Malone of Sturgis, MI, Dee Anna Scott of Mattoon, IL and Kevin Randall Malone of Mattoon, IL; eight grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and one on the way; sisters-in-law, Nancy Malone and Dorothy Malone; several nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four brothers and one sister.
Joan retired from General Electric after over 30 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed bowling, reading, crocheting and clowning with her husband for the Shriners. Joan was affectionately known as “GiGi.” Most of all, Joan loved being with her family. She will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home's Facebook page.