Joan Delores (McAllister) Newsome


Joan Delores (McAllister) Newsome died Saturday February 12, 2022 in San Diego where she lived with her daughter Sara Burns.  She was 88.

Joan was born February 3, 1934 in East St Louis.  Her life as the wife to a United Methodist minister led her to live in a number of locations giving her a life full of good friends and fond memories. 

She and her husband retired to Champaign Urbana where Joan volunteered at what’s now known as OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center.  Joan was an excellent pianist and artist and a lifetime lover of all dogs. 

In addition to Sara, she also leaves behind her daughter Cyndi, sons Randy and Curt, and her beloved grandchildren Elisa and Will Essner and Riley and Ross Newsome.  She is preceded in death by her husband, the Rev Jack Newsome, who was steadfastly married to her for more than 65 years. 

Condolences can be sent to a son, Randy Newsome, 615 Blue Bonnet Trail, Marietta, SC  29661.