Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Joan Goddard Boner

Joan Angeline Boner, daughter of Guy McKinley Goddard and Nellie (Vaughn) Goddard, was born September 25, 1931, at their home in Sanburn, Johnson County, Illinois. She went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday morning, October 28 at 12:20 a.m. At the time of her passing, Joan was one month and three days past her 83rd birthday,

On November 22, 1950, Joan was united in marriage in Portsmouth, Virginia to John H. Boner, her Vienna High School sweetheart, while John was serving in the Navy, at the Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, VA. Joan and John, were just three weeks from their 64th anniversary.

Joan is survived by her husband John, of Matteson, Illinois and her sons, Robert Bonner of Tyler, Texas and Bill (Diane) Bonner of New Lenox, Illinois; her daughter Sherree (Ken) Nastepniak of Ypsilanti, Michigan; her grandchildren; Aaron (Kari) Bonner,
Daniel (Brandy) Bonner and Kristin Bonner; Jesse Bonner, Jason (Heather) Bonner, Chris (Bethany) Bonner, David Bonner and Rachel (Ryan) Heaton; Craig (Jessica) Nastepniak, Melissa Nastepniak and Ryan Nastepniak; Katelyn Bonner and Kirsten Bonner; 7 great grandchildren – Matthew and Samuel; Caleb, Emmalyn & Daniel Blake; Olivia; Tegan; 2 sisters, Mary Hale of Georgia, Nancy Tite of Ozark, Illinois; a brother, George Goddard of Salem, Illinois; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Goddard; and 3 sisters, Demaris Payne, Edna Hughes, and Evelyn Ross and her beloved firstborn son, David Bonner.

Joan was an amazing Homemaker, Cook, Baker and Porcelain Doll Maker. More than that, she was an amazing wife to John, and mother to her three boys, Dave, Bob and Bill, and her very special gift, her daughter, Sherree.

While John was in the U.S. Navy, Joanne lived in Chicago working for Sears in the early 1950’s.

Joan lived her entire life with a servants heart that was shown so evident in the way that she took care of her family, who called her blessed, and those people that surrounded her and her daily walk with Christ. Joan’s gentle soul and her infectious smile was so loved by her friends and especially the children at her local church, Sauk Trail Baptist Temple, in Richton Park Illinois, where she served faithfully for close to 40 years.

Joan is remembered for being so creative and masterful with her hands, creating dresses and doll outfits for her handmade fire kiln porcelain dolls and giving so many dresses and dolls away to her granddaughters and young girls at church.

Her talent for making hand-needed yeast rolls, pizza’s, apple slices, pies and cobblers made her legendary with her family and friends and she could hardly ever go anywhere without being asked to bring some with her.

Joan’s true felt, deep love for her family and friends and the time she spent with her husband and kids puts her in a place of lofty praise, however it was her lifelong walk with Jesus Christ that will have us always remember that we witnessed an Earth Angel, who lived among us.

She will forever be missed on this earth but with the joy and happiness of knowing we will be able to spend Eternity with her in Heaven.

Visitation will be conducted Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 5 PM – 8:30 PM at the Sauk Trail Baptist Temple, 4411 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, Illinois 60571.

A further visitation will be conducted Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 12 Noon – 2 PM at the First Baptist Church, 301 North 7th St., Vienna, Illinois 62995. Funeral services will follow at 2 PM.

Interment will be in the New Salem Cemetery, near Tunnel Hill.

Memorials are suggested to the Sauk Trail Baptist Temple, PO Box 347, Richton Park, Illinois 60471.

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