Jo Ann (Spegal) Halleran of Mulkeytown, Illinois, October 8, 1929 – November 13, 2016

Jo Ann (Spegal) Halleran, 87, of Mulkeytown, Illinois passed away at 11:45 a.m., Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her home with her loving family at her side.

Jo Ann was born October 8, 1929 in Hurst, Illinois to Ralph Waldo and Edna (Masters) Spegal.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Babetta Halleran of Mulkeytown; grandchildren, Christy and Joe Howerton, Jennifer Halleran, Cassandra Wallace, Cindy Halleran and Ryan and Emily Shirley and cousins, Eva Lou and LeRoy Bair and Penry and Terry Cockrum.

Her parents, her beloved daughter, Janice Mayers, a cousin, Joyce Robinson and a dear friend, Vi Davis preceded her in death.

An avid cook, Jo Ann served her friends and family before taking her talents to several local restaurants.  She retired as manager at JC Penny in Carbondale after twenty years of employment.  A special thanks to her friends at the Family Church of God in Zeigler and her in house puzzle crew. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Halleran will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Blairsville Cemetery with Brother Denny Bush officiating.  There will be no visitation, family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Halleran are suggested to Southern Illinois Hospice, Inc., 405 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.  Vantrease Funeral Homes, Inc. of Royalton and Zeigler is entrusted with the arrangements.  Visit www.vantreasefuneralhome.com for more information and to sign the online register book.