Joan Ellen Schuessler, age 77, of Quincy, died on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 1:20 pm in her home.
Joan was born July 22, 1942 in Princeton, Indiana, the daughter of George and Eleanor Jones Pemberton. She married Jim Schuessler on October 6, 1962 in Ft. Branch, Indiana. He survives.
Joan was a graduate of Princeton Indiana High School. She received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University and later received her Masters Degree from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Over the course of her career, Joan taught in Indiana, Junction City, KS, and in the Lewis County C1 schools. She also taught at Washington School and as a substitute teacher in many of the Quincy Public Schools. She also taught GED courses and life coaching through John Wood Community College. Joan was very active at Quincy Faith Church where she was involved with mission trips to China, Israel, Mexico, and at Mardi Gras. Joan loved to sew, craft, and enjoyed gardening. She was always active. Joan was also a national member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors in addition to her husband include three children, Julie (Douglas) Carter of St. Augustine, FL, John Schuessler of Quincy, and James Schuessler of Ft. Madison, IA; three grandchildren, Sophia Lalene of Norfolk, VA, Aaron Williams of College Station, PA, and Vance Schuessler of Fort Madison, IA; two great grandchildren, Leon and Leola; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Miller, Wilma Reibold, and Evelyn Graper; two brothers-in-law, Robert and James Edward Schuessler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Jeanette Schuessler and a daughter in infancy, a brother, George D. Pemberton, a brother-in-law, Arthur, and a sister-in-law, Marcella.
Services: 10:00 am on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Danny Schluckebier officiating.
To attend Joan's service remotely, please join us on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10:00 am Central Time using the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/58502217
Burial: Burton Cemetery, Burton, Illinois
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday July 9, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Faith Community Churches International/Annetta Torre (FCCI/Annetta Torre) or Quincy Faith Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. My sympathies to Jim and family.
Connie M. Mowen and family
So sorry for your loss! We'll pray for the Lord's comforting presence to walk you through these difficult days. With deepest sympathy, Garry and Sandy Carter
Sorry for your loss I loved you guys and wished I could have gotten out to see you more than I did . Aunt Joan held a special place in my heart
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