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Joyce A. Beimfohr
10/13/1940 - 1/14/2011

PEKIN ~ Joyce Ann Beimfohr, 70, of 2308 Court Street, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2011 at Pekin Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 13, 1940 in DeSoto to Carl A. and Daisy (Cashion) Bandy, she married Charles Beimfohr on January 16, 1990 in Las Vegas.  He survives.

She was a loving mother to her three daughters, Cynthia Brandt, Pamela Pritchett and Jackie (Tim) VonBoeckman, all of Pekin; two step-daughters, Lynn Beimfohr of Pekin and Beth Ann (Greg) Snider of South Pekin; one step-son, Victor (Lori) Temple of Douglas, Wyoming; a loving grandmother to her seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; a loving sister to her two sisters, Pat (Ray) Morelli of Springfield and Erma Maquet of Pekin and her two brothers, Art Bandy of Dallas, Texas and Delbert (Dorie) Bandy of DeSoto.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

Joyce worked for Caterpillar, Inc. in the Accounts Payable department for 24 years, retiring in 2000.

She loved to work in her yard and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.  She loved doing things for her family, especially her grandchildren.

Her funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Dr. Steven E. Hauter will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the funeral.  Cremation will be accorded following services.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Boys & Girls Club, 1101 Veerman St., Pekin, IL 61554 or to the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Kaleigh VonBoeckman - Granddaughter

Kathy & Dave Flaherty - Friends

Nancy Nichols -

Karen Merritt - Friend

Debbie & Steve Godsil - Friend

Kathryn Howard -

rhonda cooper -

Janice Michael -

Melody Bandy-Wood - Aunt

Travis McClanahan - Grandson

Wally & BJ Fribbs - Neighbors and friends

Larry & Connie Hoffert - Friends

Paul Crawford - Friend

Joyce Wertz - friend/former co-worker @ Cat, Inc.

Vincent & Willa Jones - Family Friend

Teri Puentes (VonBoeckman) - Friend

Jeanie Day - None

Earl Riley -

Ron Davis -

Sandy Beach - Jackie's old friend

tara howard - grandaughter

DR. BOB SCHMIDT - AMBUC ACQUAINTANCE OF CAL

Cindy Brandt - Daughter

Cindy Brandt - Daughter

Louie and Marilyn McGinnis - Friend

Nick Clauser - Grandson

Amy Goetze-DeMoney -

Kaleigh VonBoeckman - Grand Daughter

BONITA/TRUDY JUSTICE/MORGAN - FRIENDS

Lisa Monohon - friend

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - FAMILY

Cindy & Family Brandt - Daughter & Grandson

Joyce's Angel's - Grandkids, Great-Grandkids

Cindy Brandt - Daughter