Joseph B. Willard
Joseph B. Willard
  • July 30, 1943 - September 7, 2017
  • Bartonville, Illinois

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Joseph B. Willard, 74, of Bartonville, Illinois, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. He was born on July 30, 1943 in Springfield, Illinois to Charles and Helen (Gunther) Willard. He married Judith A. Buchanan on January 20, 1983 in Peoria. She survives.
He is also survived by three children, Jill (Mark) Karkiewicz of Mahomet, Illinois, Brad (Mitzi) Willard of Clinton, Illinois, Gregg (Kim) Willard of Palm Harbor, Florida; one step daughter, Stephanie (Jessee) Towery of North Pekin, Illinois; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild; one sister, Carol Ann Miller of Bneld, Illinois.
Joseph was a warehouse manager for over 20 years for Carson Pirie Scott, retiring in 1992. He volunteered at Common Place and was a member of the former Howett Street Christian Church where he volunteered in many roles. He was an avid sports fan, rooting for the Cardinals, Tony Stewart and the Chicago Bears.
Private funeral services will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Deacon Mark Wilder will officiate. Burial will be in the Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Common Place. You may create an online condolence at