April 28, 1931 – January 9, 2019
Joan Elizabeth Wheatley, 87, of Lake Zurich, formerly of Springfield, passed away on January 9, 2019 at Cedar Lake Senior Living. She was born on March 28, 1931 in Marion, Illinois to Alonzo and Mattie Maxwell Winn. Joan married Elmer G. Wheatley on December 22, 1951 in Du Quoin, Illinois and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2005. Mrs. Wheatley is survived by her children: Ray (Vicki) Wheatley of Plano, TX., and Cindy (Jerry) See of Wauconda, IL., four grandchildren: Brenna (Dan) Tripp, Connor (Kate) See, Shanna See and Claire Wheatley and one great-grandchild Maddox Jae Tripp. She was preceded in death by one sister Oma Lou Britton, one brother Leon Winn, sister-in-law June Winn and brother-in-law Bill Britton. Joan enjoyed shopping with her sister-in-law June and hosting Christmas Eve celebrations. She will be remembered as a caring and compassionate mother who treasured her family. Private services were held and a burial took place at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.