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Joan L. Garber

February 3, 1937 March 10, 2019
Joan L. Garber
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Obituary for Joan L. Garber

Joan L. Garber, 82, of Metamora passed away at 8:55 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at OSF Hospital in Peoria.

Joan was born on February 3, 1937 to Carl and Bernadine (Durst) Fauber at their home in Metamora. She was the first baby girl Dr. Riggert, of Metamora, ever delivered. Joan graduated from Metamora High School in 1955. She married her high school sweetheart, Dick Garber, on November 17, 1956 at Christian Union Church in Metamora, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Mark Garber of Peoria, IL and Todd (Lisa) Garber of Germantown Hills, IL; 6 grandchildren: Rebecca (Mark) Marlow, Caleb Garber, Josh Garber, Katy (Jake) Szetela, Daniel (Meg) Garber, and Carolyn Garber; and 6 great grandchildren: Eliott, Isabelle, Liam, Amelia, Tiffany, and Winona. Also surviving are her older brother Kenneth (Sharlene) Fauber of Metamora, IL and her younger sister, Darlene (Loy) Sloan of Ballwin, MO.

Joan was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was known as Grandma Jo to many, even outside the family. She had a gift of hospitality and invited countless people into their home, making each person feel welcome with her warm and authentic nature. Joan told it like it was and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was known for having utensils, extra straws, a measuring tape, and anything you might need in her purse. She always wore skirts and was rarely seen in pants. She sang beautifully and played the clarinet. She was always a very active member of her church. Joan loved her family with her whole self. She loved Jesus even more. She prayed on her knees for people and it was a regular thing to see her and Pop reading their Bible in the morning. Joan was loved for her compassion, candor, and spunk. She was always ready to help others. We rejoice because she is with Jesus. We mourn because our lives won’t be the same without her.

Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in East Peoria. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Fred Doughty officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Spring Bay Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in her name to The Christian Center in Peoria or to Glad Tidings Assembly of God in East Peoria.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

23

Mar

9:00 AM 3/23/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Glad Tidings Assembly of God

201 E Washington St,
East Peoria, IL 61611

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
201 E Washington St, East Peoria 61611 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

23

Mar

11:00 AM 3/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Glad Tidings Assembly of God

201 E Washington St,
East Peoria, IL 61611

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
201 E Washington St, East Peoria 61611 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Christian Center

4100 N Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614

Glad Tidings Assembly of God

201 E Washington St,
East Peoria, IL 61611
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