Joan Lewis

Joan Lewis, 81, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:07 A.M. November 29, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Celebration of Joan’s Life will be 10 AM Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

Memorials may be directed to The Vault.

Joan was born April 15, 1936 in Wapella, IL, the daughter of Jesse Wayne and Nellie Aretta (Nelson) Thoms. She married Paul William Lewis August 30, 1954 in Clinton, IL.

Survivors include her husband, Paul William Lewis, Clinton, IL; Children: Belinda “Lindy” L. (Daniel J.) Hubert, Lowell, IN; William “Bill” Wayne (Jill) Lewis, Cheno Hills, CA; and Loretta “Lori” (Jerry) Benedict, Clinton, IL; 9 Grandchildren; 10 Great-grandchildren; Siblings: Sara (Larry) Stewart, Blain, PA; and Jay Wayne (Barb) Thoms, Clinton, IL.

She was preceded by her parents, Brother: Ray Marvin Thoms, Sister: Ida Ellen Gentry, and Grandson: Tyler Lewis.

Joan worked for the Clinton School District for 25 years until her retirement. She supported Paul’s music career and was his #1 fan. She was sassy and spunky, but, was extremely loving to everyone, especially children.

2 thoughts on “Joan Lewis

  1. Sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, have fond memories of vacations and in Arkansas and spending time at the house with her and Paul…. she will be greatly missed …..


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