DEXTER - Joan Aarant, 77, died Dec. 30, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Born April 1, 1928, at Dexter, to the late William and Margaret Berry Knight, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and a homemaker.
On May 22, 1944, at Piggott, Ark., she married Harold A. Aarant, who preceded her in death on June 22, 2005.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Beryl Knight, Richard Knight and Jimmie Knight; and two sisters, Hazel Fry and Mary Cox.
Survivors include: one son, Loyd Aarant of Wappapello; two daughters, Sandra Kay McGovern of Nason, Ill., and Melana Allen of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Burial followed in the Old Bethel Cemetery at Dexter.