Phyllis J. “Joan” Brackett

Phyllis J. “Joan” Brackett

Death 13 Aug 2010 (aged 72)
Burial Niantic, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 57103249 · View Source
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Phyllis J. "Joan" Brackett, 72, of Niantic left the loving arms of her family and went home to God on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010.

Joan was born Dec. 5, 1937, in Niantic, the daughter of Curtis Everett and Doris Carr Brackett.

Joan attended Niantic-Harristown High School. Following her graduation she joined the Women's Army Corps and worked in the Southern European Theater Operations in Orleans, France. Joan loved to travel and did so while stationed in Europe. She retired from the state of Illinois Secretary of State's legal department.

We know that "Aunt Jo" will be in our hearts as long as any of us live. Joan was well loved and respected for her generosity and her great strength. She fought a valiant battle against an illness that she knew could not be cured.

She is survived by four sisters, Betty Tipsword (Bud), Judith Brackett, Beverly Smith, and Mary Stramm (Chad); four brothers, Leonard Brackett, Kenneth Brackett (Susan), Charles "Satch" Brackett, and Jim Brackett; and nine beautiful nieces, Becca Massey (Matt), Diane Smith, Lyza Brackett, Kim Smith, Lisa Lovett, Lori Patient (Kenneth), Sarah Nolan (Ryan), Emily Chase (Doug), and Wendi Brackett. Joan's most treasured loves were her great-nieces and nephews, Kierra Massey, A. J. and Jacob Massey, Jared Patient, Carly and Cameron Chase, Dalton and Nathan Lovett, and Reese Patton.

Graveside services for family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Long Point Cemetery in Niantic, with the Rev. Kathy Frus officiating. Dress will be casual.

Memorials may be made to the Illiopolis-Niantic Public Library or the Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.

Fullenwider-Park Funeral Home in Illiopolis is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The State Journal-Register on August 15, 2010

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