Joanne Lane

January 28, 1936 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 84)


Joanne Lane, 84, of Washington, formerly of Champaign and Homer, passed away at 8:20am Monday, June 1, 2020 at her home.

Joanne was born January 28, 1936 in Tilton to the late Lyle Christian and Juanita Z. (Mitchell) Christian Parker. In 1980, she married Richard A. Lane and they enjoyed life together until his passing in 2006.

Surviving is her daughter, Linda (Keith) Shade; granddaughters, Haley and Heather Shade; step-sister, Carol Parker of Rantoul, and other aunts, uncles and cousins.

She graduated as Valedictorian of Homer High School in 1954. She went on to work at the American Cancer Society in Champaign for 28 years, ending her career as an area executive director over five Illinois counties.

Cremation rites have been accorded and inurnment will be at Homer G.A.R. Cemetery. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Clinic, Department of Neuroscience Research or given online at or American Cancer Society.

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