Joan Mansfield Joan Mansfield (Marilyn Joan Mansfield) of Burlington, Ill., died bravely and peacefully Tuesday, May 29, 2012, surrounded by her family. Born Dec. 10, 1941 in Peoria, Ill., to parents, Edward S. Mansfield and Jeanne Chamberlaine, Joan was a loving wife, mother and sister, as well as a loving friend to many. Well respected in her field, Joan was for many years a successful and compassionate bilingual school social worker in Elgin School District U-46. Her kindness touched many families, friends and colleagues. Her many adventures include service in the Peace Corps in Colombia, traveling on her own throughout South America, and living in Granada, Spain with her family. She also greatly enjoyed the joy, support and spirituality she found throughout the years with her circle of sisters. She is survived by her husband, Scott Hamill; daughter, Anah McMahon; and brother, John Mansfield. Joan was passionate about the Earth and its wildlife. Memorials may be made to the World Wildlife Fund in her honor. A service will be held Saturday, July 7, at 2 p,m, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Geneva.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from June 3 to June 6, 2012