Joan E. Evett, 80 of Huntley,Illinois died peacefully, February 26, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.
Visitation will be on Saturday, March 16, 2019 - from 10:00 am, until the memorial service at 12:00 pm. Both the service and visitation will take place at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elgin, St. Judes Children’s Hospital and The American Cancer Society.
Joan was born July 4, 1938, the daughter of Nimmie and Artie Todd. On April 29, 1978, she married George Evett. Joan and George spent many years together and we’re head over heels for each other. Joan always said, “She and George were attached at the hip!” She was an avid cook, gardener, and always enjoyed finding a great deal while shopping. But Joan’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an incredible friend, and was able to maintain lifetime friendships with her 4 girlfriends who she met throughout her school years.
She is survived by her husband, George, her children, Kimberly Grish, and Timothy (Crystal) Sehr, stepchildren, Nancy (Tom) Arendarczyk, Jerry (Nancy) Evett, by her grandchildren, Robin (Joachim) Haberkost, Johnathan Grish, Michelle (Donald)Grish-Gibson, Paul (Joanna) Arendarczyk, Lisa (Paul) Schmitz, Nate (Megan) Evett, Zach (Justine) Evett, Meredith Evett, Cassie Evett, Stephanie Evett, and Suzannah Evett - as well as by her 8 great-grandchildren.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her son-in-law, Joseph Grish.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
Joan was a sweet lady and grandma to you, Robin and family. She is absent from the body and present with the Lord. You all are in my prayers!
Joan and I go way back to high school - over 60 years. Joan was my dearest friend. When she lived in Baraboo and I in Stevens Point, Joan and I would take turns driving back and forth to get together for lunch at least once a month. When she moved back to Illinois there wasn't a week that went by that we didn't visit by phone. I could tell her my most intimate secrets and I knew she wouldn't judge me. I am 79 years old and handicapped, so I wasn't able to attend Joan's service. Not being able to properly say "good-bye" haunts me, but I know Joan would understand. When we were young and silly, Deanna, Adrienne, Joan and I were like musketeers trekking off down Armitage Avenue to Jo-Jo's Pizza. I was the little "punk kid" that would tag along. I stood up to all three weddings. My mother made their wedding veils. God,I miss her terribly! My deepest condolences to George and the rest of the family. I know she cherished Robin and especially her beautiful grandchildren. They gave her great joy.