Helen Joan Thompson, 89, of Goshen, IN passed away January 5, 2019 at Waterford Crossings Health Center, Goshen, IN. Joan was born June 29, 1929 near Marshall, IL to Lillie Mae (Marvin) Burns and lived with her grandparents Ernest William and Lillie Belle Marvin in Marshall, IL. Joan married William Lyman Thompson, March 11, 1950 in Marshall, IL. They were a devoted couple for nearly 69 years. Together they were loving parents to their children, David A. Thompson (Karen) of Morton, IL, Phyllis A. (Thompson) Smith (H. James) Goshen, IN, Jodie R. Minor (Ron), East Peoria, IL, a dedicated homemaker,and committed Christian caring for others. She enjoyed preparing for special family celebrations, the fellowship of board games, the challenge of puzzles, quiet time for reading and the joy of Christian fellowship. Joan will be fondly remembered by her family of eight grandchildren, Joshua Smith (Atlanta, GA), Jason (Andreya) Thompson (Peoria, IL), Benjamin Smith (Goshen, IN), Paul (Cheryl)Thompson (Westmont, IL), Daniel (Kristy) Thompson, (Morton, IL)Caleb Smith (Goshen, IN), Gary Shelton (Spring Bay, IL), Sara Shelton (East Peoria, IL), and her five great-grandchildren, Eli Thompson, Kaitlyn Thompson, Aubrey Thompson, Olivia Thompson and Finley Thompson. A memorial celebration of life was held January 12, 2019 at Pleasant View Church, Goshen, IN. On June 29, 2019 at the Pearce Funeral Home (Marshall, IL), there is a 9:30 am visitation and 10:30 am memorial service for William L. Thompson, her recently deceased husband (June 9, 2019). Their family has planned a joint committal service for Bill and Joan at Marshall Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Rev. Glen Dale Thompson (Ridge Farm, IL, and Rev. Robert Thompson (Casey, IL). Memorial gifts in Joan’s honor may be directed to Anabaptist Disabilities Network, 3145 Benham Ave., Suite 5, Elkhart, IN 46517.