Joan M. Winters, 70 of Wapella died at 4:45 PM on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at Warner Hospital in Clinton. \r\nThere will be a visitation from 1-3 PM Sunday September 8, 2019 at Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington. There will be a Funeral Service Monday September 9, 2019 at 10 AM at the Memorial Home. Reverend Glenn Corbly will officiate. \r\nJoan was born December 27, 1948 in Streator to Gene and Marna Cunningham Winters. She is survived by three sisters, Jill (Curt) Upton of East Hartford, Connecticut, Nancy (Kirk) Boulware of Normal, Corrie Winters of Normal, one brother Frank Darren (Amy) Winters of Bloomington, her best friend Bonnie Corbly of Wapella and her two "fur babies" Mattie and Shelby.\r\nShe was preceded in death by three brothers, Steven, Lon and Keith Eugene and one sister Janet Chaddick.\r\nJoan was raised in the Methodist Faith and attended Heyworth United Methodist Church. She was a teacher in the Urbana School District prior to working for Illinois State University for more than twenty years as a Library Operations Assistant. After she retired in 2004 she worked for ten years in the Customer Call Center at State Farm. She also farmed in the Wapella area for thirty-two years with her best friend Bonnie Corbly. Joan enjoyed riding motorcycles for many years traveling throughout the country. She also enjoyed driving the John Deere Gator around the farm.\r\nMemorial contributions may be made to Community Cancer Center on Vernon Avenue in Normal or to the Humane Society.