Joan M. Washburn, 86, of Kansas, IL, formerly of Vermilion, IL passed away 12:45 PM Sunday, October 14, 2019 in Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing at Marshall, IL. Joan was born April 4, 1933 in Marshall, the daughter of Andrew and Emma Tingley Thompson. She married Ben L. Washburn Aug. 25, 1951 at Marshall and he preceded her in death on June 28, 1998. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Kim Eugene and Matthew and siblings, Helen Lowe, Edna Marlowe, Inez Thompson, Wilma McGinnis, William Thompson and Frank Thompson. Surviving are her children, Kathy (Dan) Wright of Kansas, IL, Connie Sharp of Paris, IL, Mike (Jane) Washburn of Normal, IL, Ben (Kellie) Washburn of Paris, IL and Mark Washburn of New Goshen, IN; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was a member of the Success Christian Church and was a graduate of Marshall High School. Services in honor of her life will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Vermilion Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00 Noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Success Christian Church. pearcefuneralservices.com.