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Joan Irene Little

Joan Irene Little


Joan I. Little, 86, of rural Marissa, IL, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.  She was born June 6, 1934 in Coulterville, IL, the daughter of Joe F. and Pearl (Hemphill) Mulholland.  Joan married Claude W. Little on June 7, 1952 and he preceded her in death July 21, 2018.

She was a member of the Tilden Presbyterian Church.  Collecting glassware, making quilts and mowing grass were some of her favorite hobbies.

Joan is survived by two brothers, Robert (Helen) Mulholland and Leonard (Mary) Mulholland.  Sister-in-law, Shirley Mulholland.  Many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and William McKinley.  Brother, Raymond Mulholland.  Niece, Sheila McKinley.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Tilden Presbyterian Church.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Tilden Presbyterian Church.

Funeral: Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Tilden Presbyterian Church with Dennis Hamilton officiating.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks are required.

Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Charlene Deutsch says:

    I apologize. Joan’s husband’s name was Claude, not Clyde as I mistakenly wrote. Charlene Deutsch

  2. Charlene Deutsch says:

    Please accept my sincere sympathy. I met Clyde and Joan because they were very close friends of my late brother, Arden Gillespie. My husband and I visited them several times. We were happy to see the lovely frame Clyde had made for the oil painting my husband gave them. Joan wrote me several times offering me sympathy and comfort when my brother passed. Truly wonderful people. Love, Charlene Deutsch

  3. Cathie Raney says:

    My sincere sympathy for your family. God bless you with peace and comfort

  4. Dr. Michael Gewe says:

    Joan’s passing saddens me. Memories of a kind and courteous person who I was fortunate to see at my office for eyecare, along with Sheila. Condolences to her brothers, Robert and Leonard and sister in-law Shirley Mulholland!

  5. Pamela Hargan says:

    Myron and I were so sorry to learn of Joans passing. She was always so kind to us. May she Rest In Peace safely in the arms of our Lord.
    Myron and Pamela Hargan

  6. Kathy Wright says:

    Sorry to hear this. I have thought of her and Clyde when passing there home never bothering to stop and say hi . They are great people!

  7. Natalie Hand says:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. I admired her dignity, strength and love of family. She spoke so highly of each of you! May you have peace in knowing she is no longer in pain and in Gods’ hands.
    Natalie Hand

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