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Joan Mathers

Aug 22, 2017

Vera Joan Mathers, 85, New London, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at New London Specialty Care.

The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Elliott Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the family receiving friends one hour before the service. Pastor Rod Cooper will officiate. Inurnment will be at Burge Cemetery at a later date. A memorial has been established for New London Christian Church.


She was born April 27, 1932 in LaCrosse, Ill., to James H. and Mildred Thompson Crabill. July 15, 1950, Joan married William Mathers in New London. A 1950 graduate of New London High School, she later was school board secretary at New London for 20 years. She worked at Sylvania before owning and operating Mathers Variety, New London. Joan was a member of New London Christian Church.


Mathers is survived by her husband of New London; sister, Donna Smith, Mt. Pleasant; brothers, Ken (Joann) Crabill, Keosauqua, and Don (Carol) Crabill, Redbud, Ill.; sisters-in-law; Jan Crabill and Marvel Crabill, Mt. Pleasant and Marilyn Crabill, Lomax, Ill.; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded by brothers, Jim, Dean and John; and infant sister, Doris.

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