Joan (Lightfoot) Reigel

February 23, 1929 ~ August 26, 2019 (age 90)


     Joan Riegel, age 90, of Birmingham, Alabama, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away at 9:20 PM, Monday, August 26, 2019 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

     Joan was born on February 23, 1929 in Harrisburg to the late Leslie Clarence Lightfoot and Edith (Carlyle) Whitlock.  She married Wayne L. Jones on October 4, 1946 and he preceded her in death on August 31, 1971.  She later married William Grant Riegel on April 12, 1979 and he preceded her in death on October 22, 2012. Joan formerly worked in advertising for the Harrisburg Daily Register and served as Treasurer for the city of Harrisburg. Joan  was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham. 

     Joan is survived by a son, Paul W. Jones and wife Patricia of Naples, Florida; son, Dr. Larry R. Jones and wife Janet of Harrisburg; daughter, Connie Moore and husband Robert of Birmingham, Alabama; daughter Edie Sparks and husband Thomas of Kennesaw, Georgia; step son, Lowell Riegel and wife Debbie of Benton, Illinois; step son, Gary Riegel and wife Irma of Oakland, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Massey and husband Joel of Flowery Branch, Georgia; Marcia Burch and husband Stephen of Columbia, South Carolina; Tara Grosner and husband John of New York, New York; Dr. Loren Jones and wife Karee of Austin, Texas; Dr. Braden Jones and wife Dr. Courtney of Newburgh, Indiana; Rachel Moore of Birmingham, Alabama; Caroline Moore of Birmingham, Alabama; Matthew Sparks of Kennesaw, Georgia, and Samuel Sparks of Kennesaw, Georgia; three step grandchildren, David Riegel, Daniel Riegel and wife Lailah of Galatia, and Brant Riegel and wife Dr. Daniela of St. Louis, Missouri; twelve great grandchildren, Lon and Carter Massey of Flowery Branch, Georgia; Taylor and Payton Burch of Columbia, South Carolina; Ingrid Grosner of New York, New York; Millie and Otis Jones of Austin, Texas; Thomas, Beckett and Sophie Jones of Newburgh, Indiana; and Bella and Trent Riegel of St. Louis, Missouri.

     In addition to her parents, and husbands, Wayne L. Jones and William Grant Riegel; Joan was preceded in death by a brother, Carlyle Lightfoot.

     Funeral services for Joan Riegel will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Laurie Fields will officiate and burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1PM to 3 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2019. Memorials contributions in memory of Joan Riegel may be made to the Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 428, Harrisburg, Illinois  62946 and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at

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August 31, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Reed Funeral Chapel (Harrisburg)

Funeral Service
August 31, 2019

3:00 PM
Reed Funeral Chapel (Harrisburg)

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