September 13, 1935 - July 30, 2021
Joanne L. Sargeant, 85, of rural Cabery passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born on September 13, 1935 in Kankakee, the daughter of Gilbert and Hattie (Kaylor) Hamann. She grew up in Grant Park where she graduated from Grant Park High School in 1952. Joanne attended Elmhurst College completing the medical technologist program in 1955 and working in that field upon graduation. Joanne married Dale Sargeant in Grant Park on September 8, 1956. They made their home in rural Cabery where she resided until recent months. Dale preceded her in death on August 9, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John Hamann. In 1962, Joanne began her thirty-two year career as a teacher in the Tri Point School system. Teaching full time while raising a family, she completed course work to graduate from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1971. Joanne and Dale were avid horseback riding and camping enthusiasts who attended cross country trail rides in the Ozarks for almost forty years. Upon Joanne’s retirement from teaching in 1994, they wintered in Arizona with their horses and enjoyed riding in the desert and mountains there. Joanne is survived by one daughter, Linda (Kenneth) Wyss of Chebanse; two sons, John (Sheree) Sargeant of Buford, GA and Steven (Michelle) Sargeant of Bushnell, IL; eight grandchildren, Jason (Gray) Woerly of Denver, CO, David (Julie) Sargeant of Lawrenceville, GA, Katie (Kevin) Hooten of Aurora, John Wyss of Clifton, Brian (Kayla) Sargeant of Lakewood, CO, Paige Sargeant, Tessa Sargeant, and Leah Sargeant all of Bushnell; four great grandchildren, Roan and Wyatt Woerly, Walter Sargeant, and Zachary Hooten. In addition, Joanne is survived by her sister-in-law, Jalaine Hamann of Villa Park and a treasured friend, Diane Harris of Reddick. Joanne was an active member of the Cabery United Methodist Church where visitation is scheduled for 9:00-11:00 am on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at church. Linda Michel will officiate. Burial will take place at Broughton Township Cemetery in rural Cabery. Memorials may be made to Cabery United Methodist Church or Cabery Fire Department. Please share a memory of Joanne at knappfuneralhomes.com.
Joanne L. Sargeant, 85, of rural Cabery passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born on September 13, 1935 in Kankakee, the daughter of Gilbert and Hattie (Kaylor) Hamann. She grew up in Grant... View Obituary & Service Information
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