Joan C. Hardesty


Joan Carol Hardesty met Jesus at Heaven's pearly gates on August 21, 2019.
She was born to Fern Wonacott and Marion Hoskins on February 2, 1938.
Joan married Bill Hardesty on December 26, 1969. She had four children, Sherry (Tony) Forshee, Lisa (Jeff) Martin, Scott (fiance, Debi) Hardesty and Jan Hardesty.
Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to participate in and win many jitterbug contests with the love of her life, Bill, who won her over by singing Elvis Presley songs. She was a diehard Dolphins and Cubs fan.
You could usually find Joan surrounded by her many, many grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids. You could call her to keep the grandkids any time, any day. They were the light of her life. But when she didn't have a couple grandkids at her house, boy, did she love a night out at the gambling boat or to go out and hit up all the rummage sales on the weekend! She was always on the go, and she had a passion for the beach. She was very witty and had a great since of humor. She would have given the shirt off her back to anyone in need.
Joan is survived by her four children, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Joan was greeted in Heaven by her parents; husband; sisters, Donna, Fernetta, Viola; and brothers, Marion, Don and Frank; granddaughter Lindsey Splane; and great-great-granddaughter Honesty Kiley.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834. Officiating will be Pastor Miles Clark. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville at a later date. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday just prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Published on August 22, 2019
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