JOAN AULD KELLER PARKER, 76, OF RANTOUL, IL Joan Frances Auld Keller Parker, 76, of Rantoul, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011, at her home after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 East Grove, Rantoul. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul. There will be an hour visitation for one hour prior to the service at lux Memorial Chapel. Joan was born March 10, 1935 in Philadelphia, to parents, Anna Porter Johnston and Francis Craig Auld. She was the youngest of five children. Surviving are three children, Deborah Johnson of Rantoul, IL; Lori Young of Azuza, CA, and Kevin Keller of Phoenixville; a brother, Thomas Frank (Darlene) Auld of Michigan; a sister, Isabel Patricia Auld Gesnaker of Bristol; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her significant other, Eugene Frump of Rantoul, IL. She was preceded in death by parents and two sisters. Ms. Parker retired from Caradco in Rantoul. Her hobbies included bowling, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed being a Red Hat member and attending the VFW functions. She was also an avid reader.
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Published in The Mercury on Oct. 25, 2011