Joan Marie Cook Cothern, 77, of Gibson City, Illinois formerly of LeRoy, Illinois passed away at 8:41 A.M., Tuesday, February, 14, 2017 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City, Illinois.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois with Dave Sobkoviak officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Joan was born October 21, 1939 at Onarga, Illinois, a daughter of Alerich J. & Pearl M. Randolph Beckman. She married George A. Cook Sr. April 12, 1958 in Titusville, Florida. He passed away January 30, 1996. She later married Glenn V. Cothern October 23, 1999 in Gibson City, Illinois.
Survived by: Husband, Glenn V. Cothern of Gibson City, IL; Children, George “Butch” Cook Jr. of LeRoy, IL; Lisa (Rusty) Wright of Ten Mile, TN; Kelly Duby of Normal, IL; Pamela Fulk of LeRoy, IL; Katrina (Earl) Nalley of LeRoy, IL; Rhonda (Phillip) Bachman of Heyworth, IL; Stepchildren, Daniel Cothern of Plainfield, IL; Kelly Fermazin of Warrenville, IL; Georgia (Tony) Souspriskis of LeRoy, IL; Dixie Weinheimer of LeRoy, IL; 26 Grandchildren;
27 Great-grandchildren; Sister, Eleanore Taden of Watseka, IL.
Preceded in death by her parents; brother; grandson, Joseph Nechkash; daughter-in-law, Jean Cook; son-in-law, Don Duby.
Joan received her Associates Degree in Business. Joan co-owned CF & H Construction with her late husband, George Cook Sr.. She had worked at the Apartment Mart in Bloomington, IL and retired from the accounting department at ISU in 2001. She was a member of the Junior Women’s Club, LeRoy, IL and member of the Gibson City Lions Club. Joan loved her family, gardening, playing cards, bowling and traveling.