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Joan Marie Phelps

August 25, 1958 - September 29, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Joan Marie Phelps

Joan Marie Phelps

Born: August 25, 1958
Died: September 29, 2022
Age: 64

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     Joan Marie Phelps, the daughter of Harold and Eleanor Huss Phelps, was born August 25, 1958 in Spencer, Iowa.  She received her early education and graduated from Clay Central High School in Royal, Iowa in 1976.  Joan continued her education at the Spencer Business School and Iowa Lakes Community College.

     Following her schooling, Joan worked at K-Mart in Spencer for 25 years and then at Buy Rite Food in Milford for 12 years.  Joan lived in Royal, Iowa where she was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church and served on the Altar Society.  In her spare time, Joan enjoyed reading, fishing and doing crafts.

     Joan passed away on September 29, 2022 at Northshire Residence in Spencer, Iowa at the age of 64.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold “Blackie” and Eleanor Phelps and one infant brother, Larry.

     She is survived by her brother, Gary Phelps of Newton, IA; her niece, Jennifer Phelps of Boone, IA; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
Father William Schreiber
Ron Huss
Steve Youngblut
James Hunter
Bob Phelps
Victor Serr
Kevin Fahnlander
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church.
"Here I Am Lord"
"Shepherd Me, O God"
"We Walk By Faith"
"Prayer Of St. Francis"
"Come, Follow Me"
"Lead Me, Lord"

By Cassie McCreary
Organist, Javotte McCarty
North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 11:53 AM
“We are sorry that we are unable to attend services for Joan but send sincere sympathy to Gary and family. It's hard to say goodbye to a person like Joan who lived her life with true faith and gave so much love and care to her family. May the angels welcome her home.”
- Kay and Bob Wagner
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 6:59 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to Joan's family on her passing. Joan was a loyal employee of Buy Rite Foods in Milford for 12 years. She was dependable and dedicated and always had a positive attitude despite her health challenges. Above all, she was a caring person who went out of her way to help others in any way she could. We mourn her passing along with you.”
- Neal Wawhlman
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 12:15 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear hear of Joan's passing..she was was such a caring and kind person. ”
- Linnea Coover
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 12:15 PM
I was saddened to see that Joan has passed away. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
May you feel God's love and peace during this time of saddness. ”
- Audrey Schmidt
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 12:15 PM
“Was so sorry to hear of Joni's passing. May God bless her family. RIP Joni.
- Sandy Olberding
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8:27 PM
“I worked with Joan at Kmart. We had lots of fun times together. She will be missed ”
- Eileen Petersen
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 3:25 PM
“We are sincerely saddened to hear this news. Joanie was a kind soul and she loved her family and worked hard. She had a no nonsense way about her. She doted on her parents and provided us all a model of honoring they father and mother. I have many fond memories of spending time with our Phelps family. God Bless you Joanie and send our love to all those you meet in heaven. God’s Grace to Gary and all who held her dear. ”
- Kim Van Overschelde Gamber
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 3:25 PM
“Condolences to the family. I worked with Joan at K-Mart. We had a group that went on several road trips. So much fun and laughs.”
- Donna Nordman
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 3:25 PM
“Sorry to hear about Joan's passing. I worked with her for years at Kmart.........she was always a joy to be around and chat with. I have missed seeing her these last few years. God has brought another angel back home. ”
- Dorothy Machholz
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