Normal - Joan ‘Jo' Katherine Muench, 88, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Heritage Health in Normal.
Her memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Normal with Pastor Kathy King-Nobles officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Community Cancer Center or First United Methodist Church.
Joan was born on March 18, 1929 in Moline, Illinois, a daughter of Charles and Evelyn Erickson Brumbaugh. She married Ross Muench on June 15, 1952 in Moline. He survives.
Also surviving are two children, Kathy (Kevin) Scott and John Muench both of Normal; grandsons, Steven (Ginny) Byers of Normal and Benjamin Scott of Chicago; great grandchildren Ian and Mena Byers, both of Normal and a brother Jim (Judy) Brumbaugh of Moline.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Jack and niece, Paula.
Joan worked at Illinois State University in Normal in the business office from 1955 to 1960. In 1960 she was instrumental in the founding of the ISU Credit Union which she managed until her retirement in 1982.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Normal where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Joan was also a longtime volunteer at BroMenn Hospital. She was an avid reader and bridge player.
Joan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many and will be deeply missed.
We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Evergreen Place for the wonderful care they had given her.
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First United Methodist Church
211 N. School Street
Normal, IL 61761
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