Joan Mutchek

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Joan Mutchek, nee Vaughn, 85, of Belleville, IL, born November 3, 1932, in West Frankfort, IL, died Monday, February12, 2018, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Joan worked as a communications specialist with the department of defense before her retirement.   She was a past member of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) and AARP.  She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Joan loved to read, work crossword puzzles, crochet, and spend time with her beloved grandchildren.

She was preceded in death her husband of 38 years, Edward Ray Mutchek, whom she married on March 21, 1953, and who died on March 31, 1991; her parents, William R. and Pansy V., nee Reinheimer, Vaughn; her grandmother who raised her, Catherine; a brother, William Vaughn; and a sister, Iris Lange.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheree (Steve) Cannady of Caseyville, IL, and Dina (Scott) Jaskowiak of Belleville, IL;
and five grandchildren, Matthew Edward (Jamie) Cannady, Michael Vaughn Cannady, Megan Rae Jaskowiak, Mark Andrew (Natalie) Jaskowiak, and Melissa Catherine Jaskowiak.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  As per Joan’s wishes, cremation and private burial services will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


2 Comments on Joan Mutchek

Joseph said : Guest Report Oct 03, 2018 at 5:18 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I thought very highly of your mom and your dad and have thought of them many times thru the years. Please take care Joe

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  • WV
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2018 at 6:53 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Ben Brown at 618 624-8007. If unable to reach either one, you may call our alternate, Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL

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