Joyce Beam


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Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 6:28 pm
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Joyce E. Beam, 84, formerly of Rock Island, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Preemption Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Humane Society.
Joyce Elaine Fouts was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Rock Island, the daughter of James and Pearl Bedwell Fouts. She married Donald G. Beam on May 14, 1948, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1999.
In earlier years, Joyce was a cook at Ben's Gourmet House, Rock Island, and later at Ryan's. She later was a seamstress at Therapedic Bedding Co., Rock Island.
She was a member of Women of the Moose, Chapter 168, Rock Island, the Rock Island and Matherville Eagles Clubs, the Matherville Rebekah Lodge and the Chuckle Card Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, reading and traveling.
Surviving are her daughters (and spouses), Cindy Brady, Aledo, Donna (Jack) Myers, Fenton, and Sandy (Sandy) Saunders, Viola; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.














 



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