|Joan E. McClanahan age 60 of Knoxville, Illinois passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM at her home in Knoxville.
Joan was born January 1, 1953 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Kenneth and Betty (West) Rucker. She married Tom E. McClanahan on August 24, 1983. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2009.
She is survived by her mother, Betty Rucker of Gilson, four children: Kathy Allard of Galesburg, Mark Baker of Knoxville, Michelle Roach of Woodhull, and Amanda Bank of Galesburg; six grandchildren: Sencerae, Kenneth, Garrett, Cloe, Blaze, Brielle, and one sister, Kay Rucker of Gilson.
She is preceded in death by her husband, father, and her brother, Dale Rucker.
Joan enjoyed collecting owls, spending time with her family, and she loved her grandchildren dearly.
A graveside memorial service will be held at the Maquon Cemetery on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1:30. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial donations may be made to OSF Hospice. Online condolences can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com. The Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville is assisting the family.