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Joan E. Vocks

Joan E. Vocks, age 72, of Hope, passed away Friday, September 16, 2011, at her residence.

Joan was born August 6, 1939, a daughter to the late Peter Jurd and Marie Anna (Gelven) Huesgen.

Joan graduated from Normandy High School in St. Louis.

On February 11, 1961, she was united in marriage to F. Eugene "Gene" Vocks in Hope. He survives of the home.

Joan retired after 15 years from Chesebrough-Pond's. Joan and Gene owned and operated Vocks Plants in Frankenstein until 2004.

Joan enjoyed counted cross stitch, reading, genealogy, antique shopping, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by: three sons, Danny and his wife Yvonne Vocks of Linn, Jeff and his wife Jeanette Vocks of Linn, and Mike Vocks of Frankenstein; one daughter, Lynn Byrd and her husband Rex of Linn; seven grandchildren, Christine Byrd, Corey Vocks, Chad Vocks and his wife Jessica, Elizabeth Byrd, Ashley Byrd, Nick Vocks, and Dylan Vocks; two brothers, Jack Huesgen of Frankenstein, and Carl Huesgen of Bridgeton, and many nieces, nephews and friends

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ellis J. Huesgen.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Resurrection will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Frankenstein with Fr. I.C. Medina as the Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Gene,Jack,Carl and families, I've been thinking of all of you today with deep and sincere sympathy. We have all been blessed to have had Joan in our lives. I will always have good memories of the times Joan and I shared. Sincerely, Bonnie

Bonnie Gelven Greenwood Sep 20 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

Roger & Denise Cross Sep 20 2011 12:00 AM

Gene, Lynn, Danny, Jeff, Mike, & family, Very sorry for your loss. Joan was a wonderful woman with a true gift of making those around her feel special. My sympmathy and prayers to all of you. Love and hugs, Doris

Doris Stieferman Sep 20 2011 12:00 AM

Gene & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your cousin, Rex Tannahill & Bjorn Coordt

Rex Tannahill Sep 19 2011 12:00 AM

Aunt Joan, We are going to miss you very much. You were always like a second mother to me. I will miss your laugh and your beautiful smile. You will always be with me in my heart.

Lisa, Scott, Bryan, Jonathan, & Christina Kennedy Sep 19 2011 12:00 AM

Jeff & family, So sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Darryl and Dianne Ruettgers Sep 19 2011 12:00 AM

May memories ease your sorrow, May time bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may God Bless you and be with you! Gene, Josh, Bill, Lynn & Denice

Cooper County Farm Bureau Sep 19 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss

Shirley Sullivan Sep 19 2011 12:00 AM

We wish you our sincerest sympathy on this most precious loss. I will always remember Aunt Joan's laugh and the many good times we shared. I have a couple of her beautiful cross-stitch pieces and I will cherish them always. God's grace and peace be upon all of you. Love, Lisa, Rick, Luke, Noah and Cole

The Cwiklowski Family Sep 18 2011 12:00 AM

Jeff and family, you have our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Jane & Sam Massman Sep 18 2011 12:00 AM

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