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Obituary of Joan Frew


Joan Frew, the daughter of Steve Burkhead and Myrtle (Yaste) Burkhead, was born November 15, 1933 at Perryville, Kentucky and passed away on February 9, 2017 at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville, KS at the age of 83 years, 2 months, and 23 days.
Joan lived and attended schools in her early years in Kentucky, moving to the London Mills, Illinois area and graduating from Spoon River Valley High School. Joan was one of thirteen children born to her parents.
Joan was a waitress/cook at the Teddy Bear Junction at Fiatt, Illinois and met her husband Glenn McHenry Frew. They were married on April 3, 1954 at Canton, Illinois and to this union was born Glenda and Kenneth.
The couple moved to Buckeye, Arizona where they were involved in the management and operation of Whiting Brothers Gas for nearly 30 years. They retired and moved to Republic, KS in 2000.
Joan was very active in the V.F.W. Post # 1826 Auxiliary in Buckeye. She also enjoyed bingo, birdwatching, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn M. Frew on July 23, 2014; grandson, Todd Frew; sisters, Geneva, Gladys, Nellie and Helen and brothers, R.H., Bobby, and an infant brother; and sister-in-law, Pauline Burkhead.
Joan is survived by one daughter, Glenda (Ronnie) Gaspar of Republic, KS; one son, Kenny (Marcia) Frew of Buckeye, AZ; two grandchildren, Randi Frew (Jim) Shaffer and Tyler (Savannah) Frew; two great grandchildren, Ashley and Sophie Shaffer; one sister, Ruby Neff of Galesburg, Illinois; four brothers, Cecil Burkhead of Canton, Illinois, Johnnie (Ruth) Burkhead of Fairview Illinois, Raymond (Joan) Burkhead of rural Canton, Illinois, and Edward (Donna) Burkhead of Ellisville, Illinois; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services for Joan Frew will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, Canton, Illinois, 1601 E. Chestnut, Canton, IL 61520.
Family inurnment graveside services will be at the Greewood Cemetery, Canton.
Friends and family will gather at the funeral home prior to services on Tuesday.​

 

   
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