Joan A. Broeker, age 83, of Quincy, died Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 3:37 pm in St. Vincent's Home.
Joan was born March 25, 1936 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Doris Hild Adair. She married John J. Boeker on September 22, 1956 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2014.
Joan was a graduate of Quincy High School. She spent her career working as a bookkeeper. Joan was employed by Gardner-Denver for 17 years. She then moved to Mercantile Bank, where she remained until her retirement. Joan was a member of the Grace Whipple Chapter #312 Order of the Eastern Star. She was also involved in the Rainbow Girls as Mother Advisor.
In her spare time, Joan enjoyed reading. She loved music and enjoyed spending her time singing or playing piano.
She was a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: her daughter, Penny (Kenneth) Ludwig of Quincy, IL; a granddaughter, Sarah (Trevor) Lamis of Atlanta, GA; a grandson, Andrew (Kathryn) Ludwig of Ludwig River, OR; two great-grandchildren: Lark Ludwig and Harrison Lamis; a sister, Joyce (Richard) Moore of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Joan was preceded in death by her parents.
Services: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Eastern Star rites performed by Grace Whipple Chapter #312 followed by religious services with Rev. Patty Johansen officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Grace Whipple Chapter #312 for either the Eastern Star Home in Macon, IL or for the Grand Chapter Eastern Star Scholarship.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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Joanie had so much love to share with everyone . The entire Adair Family was known for that and I am so grateful to be part of their extended family. I hold on to so many happy childhood memories that were spent with Joanie and the Adair Family. May God hold her in his loving arms and give her peace.
My deepest sympathy,
Nancy Mines Faulkner
Penny...your mom was truly a beautiful soul. She had a profound impact on so many of us in the Rainbow Girls. May God's love surround you at this difficult time. Cheri Laaker Hall
Penny, you and and your family have our sympathy. Joyce kept us informed about your Mother. We always remember her big smile. She is at peace now.
Sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a classmate of mine
since grade school at Irving. Prayers for her family.
so sorry for your loss she was a great lady and will be missed laundy worker at saint vincents
Penny, so sorry to hear about your Mother. You have our Sympathy.
Don and Wanda O'Hara
Joanie was a very special person. I loved working with her at Mercantile Bank and she was always happy and smiling, always telling jokes. My sympathies to her family amd she will be greatly missed
Joanne was a wonderful person. Worked with her when my two daughters were in Rainbow. So much fun and wonderful memories of the dinners served at the Casino and many other projects. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to her family. Kay Ginther
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