Joan E. Nixon, 74, of Kewanee, Il. died at 12:25A.M. Saturday, August 24, 2013 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Il
Joan was born March 15, 1939 in Kewanee the daughter of Gordon and Anna Mae (Argubright) Towne. She grew up in Kewanee and graduated from Kewanee High School in 1957.
Joan married Steven B. Nixon on August 7, 1960 in Kewanee. He survives along with a son Gordon Nixon of Kewanee, a daughter Kim (Randy) Barnes of Kewanee, two granddaughters Jolene (Ryan) Bockewitz and Roxanne Barnes both of Kewanee, one brother Alyn (Barbara) Towne of Treasure Island, Fl., three sisters Nancy (Robert) Libby of Kewanee, Norma Wahl of Davenport, Ia and Joyce (Wes) Kuehl of LeClaire, Ia. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents one brother Chuck Towne and one sister Berniece Newburn.
Joan had worked as a beautician in her younger days but is remembered as a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She loved to travel with her husband Steve and especially enjoyed the beach on the Gulf side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Cremation was accorded. There will be no visitation or services. The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements.