Joan Elizabeth Daykin

joan daykin

August 29, 1928 ~ January 25, 2018

Joan Elizabeth Daykin, 89, of Taylorville, passed away at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Joan was born August 29, 1928 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of John Elmer and Grace M. (Akeman) Vaughan.  She married Richard B. Daykin on June 29, 1947 in Taylorville, IL.  He preceded her in death on August 9, 2012.

Joan graduated from Taylorville High School in 1946, and then moved to Chicago for 30 years before moving back in 1976.  While in Chicago, she worked as a waitress for many restaurants.  She worked beside her husband while he managed Davis Funeral Home in Pawnee.  Joan would retire from St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville, after working in the business office for 12 years.  She was a past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Elaine Smith.

Joan is survived by her sons, Michael (wife, Arlene) Daykin of Brandon, FL, Richard (Wife, Regina) Daykin of Port Charlotte, FL, Andy (wife, Lisa) Daykin of Taylorville, IL, Chris (wife, Terra) Daykin of Taylorville, IL, Phillip (companion, Karen Hart) Daykin of Port Charlotte, FL; daughter, Joni Rosenthal of Taylorville, IL; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, officiant.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

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  1. Our condolences to the family of Joan Daykin, who was a pleasant neighbor to us in Park West.  Her love is reflected in the son we know best, Chris, who values family above all and believes in doing a job well in his painting business. We know she will be greatly missed.

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