Joan Wilkins

Joan Mae Wilkins, 82

Joan Mae (Armstrong) Wilkins, 82, of Mulberry, formerly of Lafayette and Weslaco, Texas, passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Born on June 13, 1930, in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Randall and Ethel (Harbolt) Armstrong.

Joan married John Robert "Bob" Wilkins on June 18, 1950, at the Oxford Presbyterian Church in Oxford, and he survives. She was a bill collector for Lafayette Accounts before retiring in 1986. She was a den mother for the Boy Scouts, a Girl Scout leader, and a room mother at Oakland Elementary School. She enjoyed sewing and crafts.

Surviving with her husband is a daughter, Joyce Pugh (husband, Steve) of Myrtle Beach, SC and a son, Mike Wilkins (wife, Debbie) of West Lafayette, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Richard Lee "Rick" Wilkins and a brother, Arnold Armstrong.

Private family service to be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Area IV Council on Aging in Tippecanoe County. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2012