January 23, 1959 - May 17, 2021
Joan K. Kirk, age 62 of Mattoon, IL peacefully passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 at her residence with her loving daughters by her side. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, May 21, 2021 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon, IL with Pastor Travis Spencer officiating. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, located at 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 is in charge of services. Joan was born on January 23, 1959 to Elmer H. and Joan K. (Sutter) Lichty in Mattoon, IL. She married John R. Kirk on June 20, 1987 in Mattoon, IL; he passed away on July 19, 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Amanda K. Godinez and husband Julio of Mattoon, IL; one stepdaughter, Kelly Dwyer of Centennial, CO; two grandchildren, Elias Godinez of Mattoon, IL, TJ Hubble of Centennial, CO; her mother, Joan K. Lichty of Honor, MI; two brothers, Joe Lichty and wife Shelley of Plainfield, IL, Jeff Lichty and wife Michele of Marion, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father. Joan was a longtime employee of First Mid Bank and Trust in Mattoon, IL where she thrived in her career as a tax and legal representative. A member of Mattoon Eagle’s Club and Mattoon Moose Lodge 803, Joan made many lasting friendships throughout the years filled with laughter. She had a knack for finding four-leaf clovers, greatly enjoyed gardening and yard work, playing solitaire, and hunting for Petoskey stones on Lake Michigan. After a long day’s work, she enjoyed relaxing while watching the weather channel with a nice cold Miller Lite in hand. Joan had a passion for animals and a great love for her dog Ellie and cat Kopella. Above all, Joan was a loving daughter, devoted mother, and caring grandmother. Known for her sincere smile, charming demeanor, and heart of gold, Joan left a legacy of happiness. She will be lovingly remembered. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.
Joan K. Kirk, age 62 of Mattoon, IL peacefully passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 at her residence with her loving daughters by her side. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, May 21, 2021 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon,... View Obituary & Service Information
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