Joyce Beam


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 6:28 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Joyce E. Beam, 84, formerly of Rock Island, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Preemption Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Humane Society.
Joyce Elaine Fouts was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Rock Island, the daughter of James and Pearl Bedwell Fouts. She married Donald G. Beam on May 14, 1948, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1999.
In earlier years, Joyce was a cook at Ben's Gourmet House, Rock Island, and later at Ryan's. She later was a seamstress at Therapedic Bedding Co., Rock Island.
She was a member of Women of the Moose, Chapter 168, Rock Island, the Rock Island and Matherville Eagles Clubs, the Matherville Rebekah Lodge and the Chuckle Card Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, reading and traveling.
Surviving are her daughters (and spouses), Cindy Brady, Aledo, Donna (Jack) Myers, Fenton, and Sandy (Sandy) Saunders, Viola; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








(More History)