Emma Joan (Porter) Wilson

Born: Sat., May 23, 1936
Died: Wed., Jul. 22, 2020


9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 27, 2020
Location: Equality Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Jul. 27, 2020
Location: Equality Location

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Emma Joan Haney Wilson, 84, of Harrisburg, Illinois formerly of Equality, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.  She was born near New Haven on May 23, 1936, the eldest and only daughter of the late Harold Thomas and Madge Lorene (Hardesty) Porter.  Joan married her high school sweetheart, Billy Dale Haney on February 12, 1955.  Sadly, Bill preceded her in death on February 17, 2001.  On March 12, 2011 she married Robert I. Wilson who survives.  Joan loved her garden and flowers and spent  many summer canning fresh fruits and vegetables.  In later years she enjoyed decorating her home and yard for every occasion and was a QVC expert shopper.  Also, she loved to piece quilts and had a nice collection of her own quilts.  She was a faithful member of the Equality United Methodist church, Tuesday Club and Red Hat Society.  Joan is survived by her loving husband, Robert I. Wilson of Harrisburg; her two daughters, Debbie Pearce of Galatia, Diana and Mike Vickery of Junction; five brothers, Allen and Janie Porter, Tom and Mary Ann Porter, Jim and Lynda Porter, Don and Ann Porter, Paul and Cecilia Porter; two granddaughters, Jennifer and David Hale of Galatia, Jessica and Clint Woodrow of Emporia, Kansas; five great grandchildren, Taylor, Trevor, and Tristen Hale, Austin and Cooper Woodrow; the Wilson extended family, Doyle and Susie Wilson, Dr. Loren and Sandy Wilson, Dr. Myron Wilson; several nieces and nephews.  And a special thanks to Beth and Delana in our time of need.  Visitation for Joan will be held on Monday, July 27th from 9 a.m. until service time and 1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality. The Reverend Thad Galloway will officiate with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery near Equality.  Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Friends of Jesus Food Pantry.  A reminder that due to Covid-19, masks and social distancing will be required. 

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Carolyn Cowsert Bramlet
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
My sincere sympathy to Diana and Debbie, Allen, Tom, Jim, Don, Paul and their families, as well as other family members. I will not be able to attend services, but will be praying and thinking of allof you.

Jerry Gibson
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
Bonnie, Miranda and I would like to express our sympathy to the family of Joan. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Our loss is
heaven's gain as she will surely be an angel.

Debbie Febuary Via
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
Diana & family,
Deepest sympathy to your family.

Darren and Shelley Pyle
   Posted Sat July 25, 2020
Diana and Mike,

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Prayers for comfort and peace in this difficult time.

~Darren & Shelley Pyle

Bonnie Thomas
   Posted Sun July 26, 2020
Diane and Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a special, pretty lady. She will be sadly missed at the Haney/Stone reunions. I always looked forward to seeing her (and her dressing)!! Love and prayers for the family.

Lara Drone Anderson
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
Our prayers and love to everyone. Heaven gained two angels from Long Lane this week! Joan and mom were such good friends, also Dad and Bill. We will always have beautiful memories of our parents friendship. We were all blessed to have wonderful parents. May you all have peace during this time of loss. Mike and Diane you show an extra level of strength that only God gives. Thank you.

Gary & Ann Whipple
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
Diana & Mike

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family...

Joyce Brinkley Baldyga
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
Len joins me in sending our heartfelt condolences to all the family as you say goodbye to my dear friend Joan whom I first met as a fifth-grader when she moved to Equality. It was my good fortune to reconnect with her, after many years away from Equality, when Len and I made regular trips to see my Mother. Those lunches with her and other friends at Leonard's and, later, The Red Onion were always informative as well as a lot of fun and kept me up-to-date on my hometown. We also were lucky to have become acquainted with Robert and are thinking of him today. She was a person with many talents and a lovely friend.

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