Joan Aarant, daughter of the late William Knight and Margaret Berry Knight was born on April 1, 1928 at Dexter and died in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Mt. Vernon, Ill., on December 30, 2005 at the age of 77.
Mrs. Aarant was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, was a homemaker, and a resident of Dexter.
On May 22, 1944 she was united in marriage to Harold A. Aarant at Piggott, Ark. Mr. Aarant preceded her in death on June 22, 2005.
Survivors include one son, Loyd Aarant, of Wappapello; two daughters, Sandra Kay McGovern, of Nason, Ill., and Melana Allen, of Mt. Vernon, Ill.,; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Beryl Knight, Richard Knight, and Jimmie Knight; by two sisters, Hazel Fry and Mary Cox.
The Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, January 1, 2006 at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 2, 2006 at 2 p.m., in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter. Interment will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Dexter.