Joan E. Southwick

Joan E. Southwick, 88, of Springfield, died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Memorial Hospice at Heritage Health. 

She was born August 27, 1931 in Chatham, the daughter of Ellis and Geraldine Otti Sheppard. She married Robert “Bob” Clark Southwick in 1954 and he preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Scott Southwick; and infant daughter, Sue Marie Southwick.

Joan enjoyed volunteering at the Chatham Library. 

She is survived by her sons, Robert Andrew “Andy” (companion, Angie Sutton) Southwick and Kent Southwick, both of Springfield; and four grandchildren. 

Cremation will be provided by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies. 

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.  Friday, June 26  at Butler Funeral Home-Chatham. A Memorial Ceremony will follow at 11 a.m. with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Cemetery. Illinois COVID-19 guidance will be followed, requiring face coverings and limiting attendance to 10 guests at one time.

Memorials may be made to the IL Humane Society, P.O. Box 512, Springfield, IL  62705 or Paws for Life at