Joan Corse

October 13, 1933 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 87)


Joan Corse, 87, of Royalton, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021, surrounded by her children.

Joan was born on October 13, 1933, in Zeigler, Illinois, to Amuel “Molly” and Isabel (Hampton) Vaughn. She married Jan Smith on September 13, 1953 in Carmi, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1986. She then married Bill Corse on June 17, 1992, in Hurst, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 4, 2011.

No services will be held at this time. Private family services will be held at a later date. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements.

Joan is survived by her children, Jana (John) Ronan of Gainesville, Florida, Tom (Cristie) Smith of Du Quoin, and Amanda (Shawn) Ingram of Christopher; stepson, Brett Corse of Hurst; grandchildren, Erin Smith of St. Louis, Jana (Lucas) Waters of Benton, Curtis (Adriane) Pfeiffer of Du Quoin, Daniel Ronan and Elizabeth Ronan of Gainesville and 6 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and 2 husbands.

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