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Joan Ruth Curtis

Joan Ruth Curtis

Joan Ruth Curtis, age 90, of Quincy, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, May 25, 2020 in her home. Joan was born in Hannibal, MO on January 11, 1930 to Joseph and Florence (Merten) Frese. She was married to Gene Curtis on January 31, 1951. He preceded her in death in November of 1999.

Joan loved her Catholic faith and was member of St. Peters Catholic Church. She loved reading and always had a large collection of books; she was always swapping books with friends. She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She thoroughly enjoyed playing cards in many different social settings. Her biggest enjoyment was meeting socially with her Friday night group. For many years she enjoyed playing golf and traveling with her late husband. She enjoyed working part time at Sears for 20 years.

She was a loving and devoted mother and doting grandmother. Survivors are her children Christine Shaw (Joel) and Carol Roberts (Dan); a daughter-in-law: Brenda Shackleford; Her five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; Her sister Florence Lampton; and many nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Gene, a son James Curtis, her parents, a brother and a sister.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the excellent and compassionate care she received from Safe Haven Hospice and Care Link.

A Private graveside service will be held at Grandview Burial Park in Hannibal, MO. In memory of Joan, a donation may be made to the Haiti Mission of St. Peter Catholic Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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jan mathison
Quincy, IL
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To Joan's family, I worked with her at Sears - many years ago. She was always the sweetest lady. She was always very kind to me as she showed me the ropes at Sears. We shared many laughs. So sorry for this lost to your life.
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Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
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I am sorry to hear about Joan passing. I knew her through the KC and enjoyed seeing her at our Seniors lunch. Always so much fun.
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Jil (Schlipman) Johnson
QUINCY, IL
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Joann was the most vivacious 90 year old and always a smile on her beautiful face. I was so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a wonderful friend to my late Mom. She will be surely missed. Jil and Bob Johnson
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Beth Kniel
Quincy, IL
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Joanne was such a wonderful neighbor and friend to our mom Peggy Miller! The rate at which they swapped books was amazing! Our thoughts and prayers are with her family!
From:
Connie Morgan
Paris, MO
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Carol and Dan so sorry for your families loss.
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Janet and Larry Miller
Fairfield, IA
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Sending our sympathies to the family.
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Ruth Koch
Quincy, IL
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I worked with Joan at St Peters refilling the holy water fonts each Friday. She was such a fun and really lovely lady. I also played bridge with her on several occasions, she was a tough opponent. My prayers are with all of you.