Joan Juanita, nee Prairie, Lannom, 82, of New Athens, IL; born on December 22, 1932 in Momence, IL; passed away on Monday, November 2, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mrs. Lannom was a homemaker. She was also a cook for many years at various New Athens restaurants. She was an avid motorcycle racing fan. Joan greatly loved her grandkids and enjoyed watching them participate in ball and other activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Jesse and Alphonsine, nee Purkey, Prairie; Her husband Howard Lannom, whom she married on September 10, 1955 in Momence, IL and who passed away on August 12, 1980. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her children – Terry (Cindy) Lannom of Chester, IL; Theresa Antonellis of New Athens, IL; Todd (Lisa) Lannom of New Athens, IL. Her grandchildren – Sam Lannom; Drew Antonellis; Stephen Lannom; Tucker Lannom. Two sisters – June Ford of Momence, IL; Kathryn Bennett of Kankakee, IL. Two sisters-in-law – Betty Mayer of Marion, IL; Teddi Lannom of New Athens, IL.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:00am with Pastor Dale Weber officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens is in charge of arrangements.
I’m going to miss looking over and seeing you raking and burning leaves. You were a good person, Joan, we will miss you.
Posted by: Patti Brown – New Athens, IL – Friend and neighbor Nov 04, 2015
Dear Terry, Cindi, and family,
We are so sorry for your loss.–Lynne and Lori
Posted by: Lori Mavers Schneider – Waterloo, IL – friend to family Nov 05, 2015
Dear Todd, Lisa and boys, We loved Joanie like family and our hearts are hurting for you guys. She was such a sweet loving person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all!! Love, Terry Bobbi and Luke # 13.
Posted by: Bobbi Baird – owensboro, KY – friend Nov 05, 2015
Dear Terry, Theresa and Drew,
Just want to say how sorry I am to hear about your loss. Your Mom was one of my Mom’s best friends through so many years and I have so many wonderful memories of all of us spending time together for so long. She was like a second Mother to me and was there for me when Mom passed and after. My prayers are with all of you at this time. Cindy Knop
Posted by: Cindy Knop DeKruiff – Glenwood, IL – Friend Nov 05, 2015
Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Lisa Schreiber – Freeburg, IL Nov 05, 2015
Our prayers and condolences to Terry, Theresa and the family. Mike and Dawn Buettner
Posted by: Michael Buettner – Batesville, IN – Neighbor Nov 09, 2015
Dear Terry & Cindy,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. I remember how sad it was when your dad passed. They are together again and I hope that brings you some peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: jean huth-geppert – New Athens, IL Dec 02, 2015