Joan M. Reeves
Age 86 of Joliet, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 with family friends by her side.
Born November 4, 1935 in Joliet, Joan was the daughter of Clyde A. and Mildred (Née Trask) Reeves and a lifelong resident of Lockport until 2020 when she moved to Rock Run Senior Living community.
Depending on her social circles, Joan was also known as “Jo/Joanie/Joanne”.
She was a retired Banker from First Midwest Bank of Lockport after 58 years of
Joan was a member of the Lockport Genealogy Society, Lockport Food Pantry, Santa’s Helpers in Braidwood and a 50 year member of First Congregational Church and the Church Women’s Association.
In her free time, Joan kept a busy schedule traveling to different restaurants and venues to share a meal, visiting with countless groups of friends and connecting with them on her phone. One of her favorite memories was gathering the entire Reeves/Trask family as they celebrated a reunion and took a bus to the Chicago Cubs game eight years ago.
Joan found much joy and comfort the past six years, attending and sitting with Gerry Plese, every Saturday at the 4pm Mass at St. Ambrose.
Joan’s life was modeled as a true Christian and selfless person who always gave from her heart, found the good in others and welcomed the stranger. Her favorite phrase was: "Oh, there was so much drama!” She will be truly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include her sister-in-law; Bonnie Reeves, Nephews; Gary (Julie) Reeves, Roger (Kathy) Reeves, Brian Reeves; three great nieces, seven great nephews, three great-great nephews, one great-great niece; cousins, Frank (Pam) Trask, Linda (the late Jim) Trask, Linda Trask, Ronnie Reeves; dear friends and Joan’s angels of 42 years, Ken and Nancy Shepherd, Lucy Eungard, Jacquie Munch, Linda Jones, Nancy Parini, Sharon Fisher, Helen Vescovi, Sandy Pandola, Cheryl Olear and “Her Singer”, Ken.
Joan was preceded in death by her fiancé of 49 years, John Oblak (2013); parents; Clyde and Mildred Reeves; brother, Clare Reeves; aunts, Elda E. Rowley, Helen Trask; uncles, Ralph (Helen) Trask and Walter (Alta) Reeves.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435.
Funeral services will follow on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. with prayers in the funeral home chapel, then processing to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1711 Burry Circle Drive, Crest Hill, for a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 p.m., Rev. Jeff Stoneberg officiating.
Joan will be laid to rest next to her parents in Barnet Cemetery, Lockport, IL.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Joan’s memory to: St. Ambrose Church, Crest Hill or First Congregational Church, Lockport.
Relatives and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneralservices.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine
care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL 815-735-2125.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Starts at 2:15pm (Central time)