Joan Proffitt

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Joan Augusta Proffitt, nee Hulliung, 83, of Belleville, IL, born January 29, 1939, in Mascoutah, IL, died Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at The Colonnade Senior Living, O’Fallon, IL.

Joan was an office manager and retired from Auffenberg Leasing Department.  She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lloyd Louis Proffitt, whom she married on June 3, 1959, and who died on January 3, 2021; her parents Albert and Edna, nee Christ, Hulliung; three brothers, Stephen, Richard, and Jerry Hulliung; a sister, Edith Kula; and two sisters-in-law, Bobbi Hulliung and Penny Proffitt.

She is survived by three sons, Michael (Dian) Proffitt of Belleville, IL, Allan (Cathy) Proffitt of Annieville, AR, and Paul (Carol) Proffitt of Collinsville, IL; nine grandchildren, Lucas (Hillary) Proffitt, Joanne (Rick) Donjon, Jeremy (Megan) Proffitt, Jamie Proffitt, Ashley Proffitt, Tyler Proffitt, Corrie Proffitt, Elliott Proffitt, and Hannah Proffitt; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert (Gloria) Hulliung, Ronald (Sylvia) Hulliung, and Daniel Hulliung; a sister, Carol (Larry) Pfeffer; two brothers-in-law, Joe Kula and Terry (Karen) Proffitt; a sister-in-law, Nancy Close; and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Josh Council with VITAS Hospice and the staff at The Colonnade Senior Living.

Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

According to Joan’s wishes, cremation will follow the services.



7 Comments on Joan Proffitt

Henry and Rhonda Brenner said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2023 at 8:20 AM

Dear Mike, Allan, and Paul: Please accept our sympathy on the passing of your Mom. She was one of the nicest women we knew. It was an honor being neighbors with your parents all those years ago! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Henry and Rhonda Brenner

  • Smithton
  • IL
Sharon & Gary Groom said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 6:21 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Joan’s enjoying some campfire time with Lloyd now.

  • Largo
  • FL
Keith Reece & Kristi Glueck Reece said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 10:58 AM

We are so sad to hear of your mom's passing. She will always be remembered as the fun, smiling, amazing lady that was one of my mom's best friends. Love to all of you! Kristi

  • Highland
  • IL
Toni Smith said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 7:26 PM

Joanne, May you and your family find peace and comfort in remembering your Grandmother and the special times you spent together. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs, Toni

  • Arnold
  • Missouri
LeRoy & Sandy Glueck said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 5:25 PM

To our years and years to our special friends ,JOAN and Lloyd. We are so proud of the times we spent with them. Love them like family.

  • Ofallon
  • IL.
Mary said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 4:05 PM

She was a wonderful woman and will always be in my heart I just wanted to wish my condolences to the family

  • Belleville
  • Il
Mary Donjon said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 3:17 PM

This amazing woman will be missed greatly. She always had a smile for everyone. I loved her so much! My prayer is that God's Peace surround all of the family!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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