Joan was preceded in death by her twin sister, Jean Ann and by her brother, Ronald. She is survived by her son, Bruch Thomas, actor and director; daughter, Ann Marie, licensed acupuncturist and Vice President of a science education nonprofit organi- zation; her dear companion Raymond W.Wilson; siblings Maureen, Barbara, Gerald and Thomas; and many beloved cousins,nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday April 16, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Williams-Woodward Funeral Home, 820 Pine St., West Chicago (Rt. 59 & Pine Sts.). Funeral home prayers were Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. proceeding to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, American Heart Association or Gift of Hope.