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.