Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Joan M. (Mackney) Protz 1941-1986

Joan M. Protz, 45, of Lerna, died at 1:05 a.m. Monday (June 16, 1986) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Howard officiating.  Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.  Eastern Star memorial services will be held 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral. 

She was born April 27, 1941 in Pulaski County, Missouri, a daughter of Clarence Everett and Bertha Fern Woody Mackney.  She married John Frederick Protz in Crocker, Missouri, June 29, 1968.  He survives.

Also surviving are a son, Kelly Lee at home; a daughter, Jennifer Joan, at home; her parents of Richland, Missouri; three brothers, Leonard E. Mackney of Saudi Arabia, Clarence E. Mackney of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Everett of Medicine Lodge, Kansas; and one sister, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Posten of Richland, Missouri.

She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Charleston, a member and past conductress of the Aleah Chapter 389, OES in Lerna; Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Medinah Shrine 98, Taylorville; and was a past member of the Illinois Board of Realtors Association.

She had lived in Mattoon since 1968.

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