The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 18, 2013

Joan Hibbs

The Commercial-News

---- — Joan Hibbs, 92, of Danville, passed away at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center.

She was born March 27, 1921, in Brimfield.

She was married to Chester Hibbs on March 29, 1941, in Missouri. He preceded her in death in 1974.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Sharrie) Hibbs; grandson, Rob; and great-grandchildren, Cammie and Evan Hibbs; her daughter, Roberta (Larry) McMillan; grandsons, Timothy and Paul (Sheryl); great-grandchildren, Patrick and Conner McMillan, and Mary Ann (Brad) Ferris; and great-grandchildren, Neil Edward, Madeline Grace, Sarah Elizabeth and Samuel Isaac; and her daughter, Marilyn (Ron) Wolfe; grandson, Roland Wolfe, Matthew (Paula) Wolfe; and great-grandchildren, Tristan Dean, Rylan Matthew and Ella Mae.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Chester; her parents; her sister, Berenice Johnson; and her brother, Murray Miller.

Joan was an avid gardener who loved to spend time in either her vegetable garden or her flower beds. Joan simply loved being outside. When she wasn’t gardening, she could be found either bird watching or fishing. Joan was a giver. She endured many struggles in her life, but she overcame them and raised her children, but also was a caregiver to 13 other children. She also loved crafts whether it was sewing or crocheting different things for her family.

Above all else, Joan loved her family. She will be sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known her.

A celebration of Joan’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Friday Oct. 18, at Sunset Funeral Home, with her son-in-law Larry McMillan, Brad Ferris and Jeremy Zerkle officiating. A visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville.

Memorial contributions in Joan’s name can be left for the Vermilion County Humane Society. Condolences may be left at

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