Joanna Marie Chancellor,
of Toledo, Illinois, passed
away at 5:22 PM – Thursday,
April 19, 2018, at her home
surrounded by family.
Funeral services celebrating
Joanna’s life will be held
at 11:00 AM – Tuesday, April
24, 2018, at the Meyer Funeral
Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, Illinois, with
Scott Sims officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup
Cemetery in Greenup, Illinois. Visitation will be held
6:00-8:00 PM – Monday, April 23, 2018, at the funeral
home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The obituary can be
viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Joanna was born on July 1, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois,
the daughter of Vito and Minnie (Pittacora) Colangelo.
She married Gerald Lee “Pete” Chancellor on October
26, 1957, and he preceded her in death on August
Joanna was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and worked
Our Lady of Mercy Hospital and the Cumberland Nursing
Center. She also worked at the IGA in Greenup.
She was a member of the Christ the King Catholic
Church in Greenup, Illinois.
Joanna enjoyed doing cross stich, raising flowers and
was a great cook.
Joanna is survived by: Children – David Chancellor of
Toledo, Illinois and Sandi (Billy) Gilbert of Toledo, Illinois.
Grandchildren – Ashley (Rex) Whetsell of
Charleston, Illinois and Adam Gilbert (Taylor Davis) of
Effingham, Illinois. Great Granddaughter and bright
light in her life – Jolene Whetsell. Sister- Marie (Rich)
Chasny of Oak Forest, Illinois. Brother – Anthony (Penny)
Colangelo of Franklin, Tennessee. Brothers-in-law –
Vance (Anna) Chancellor of Jewett, Illinois and Don
(Rosie) Chancellor of Greenup, Illinois. Numerous
nieces and nephews also survive.
Joanna was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
sister Josephine Moreno and a sister-in-law Marilyn