Joan June Weatherby

August 21, 1943 - May 17, 2020
Joan June Weatherby

Joan June (Hill) Weatherby, age 76 of Fredonia, KS passed away May 17, 2020 at Via Christi St Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS.

Joan was born August 21, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA to Allen and Josephine (Elder) Hill. Her family moved to Oklahoma shortly after she was born, and she was raised near Edna, KS with 4 siblings. She attended schools and graduated from Edna High School.

Joan married Jim Gibbs in 1964, and together they had 3 children, Lori, Jimmy, and Joe. They later divorced. In 1981, she married John Weatherby, and they spent the next 39 years together. They combined their families, and together they enjoyed watching their 6 children become adults and begin families of their own.

She and John moved to Fredonia in 2006, and had their own cleaning business until they retired. They loved to travel, fish, and just spend time on the water. They especially enjoyed spending time on Grand Lake. Whatever they were doing, they were always together.

Joan is survived by husband John Weatherby of the home.

Lori Gibbs
Jimmy (Brenda) Gibbs
Joe Gibbs
Ryan (Amanda) Weatherby
Lindsey Weatherby

Brother: Allen Hill

14 grandchildren
10 great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jimmie Hill, sisters Tony Cartwright and Virginia Caine, daughter Valerie Weatherby, and one granddaughter.

Cremation has been requested. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:00 am at Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th, Fredonia, KS 66736. Inurnment will take place in Rose Hill Cemetery, Rose Hill, KS after memorial service at 2:00 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Leukemia Foundation and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.

Services entrusted to: Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th, P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736