Joan Faye Leimer, age 71, of Oak Ridge passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at her home.

She was born January 27, 1945, in Schomish, Washington, daughter of John Paul and Luvina Unterreiner Beanland.  She and Robert L. Leimer were married February 10, 1977 in Jackson.

Joan Faye graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1963. She worked at the Prince Garner billfold factory in St. Marys, Missouri, Lenco in Jackson, the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, and Quality Packaging in Jackson.  She retired in 2013.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas and attended Cape County Cowboy Church in Oak Ridge.  Joan Faye was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Team.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending country music shows.

Loving survivors include three children, Robin Marberry of Cape Girardeau, Kevin (Cathy) Schremp and Bryan (Ashly) Leimer of Jackson; three step-children, Rocky Leimer of Pocahontas, Bobbi (Clarence) Lenear of Humble, Texas, and Tina Leimer of Tiburon, California; 11 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; eight siblings, John Ray “Sonney” (Wanda) Beanland, Ron (Marilyn) Beanland and Glenn (Emily) Beanland of Anna, Illinois, Leonard (Paula) Beanland and Teddy (Nancy) Beanland of Dongola, Illinois, Scharlene (Bill) Jones of Millersville, Patsy (the late Jeff) Reeves of Branson, Missouri and Suzzie (Mike) Thieke of Dawsonville, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The visitation will be from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in chapel A of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Lawrence Bradt officiating.

Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pocahontas.

The family suggests that contributions be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas or Saint Francis Hospice.

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  1. Becky Collins

    I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know Joan over the past few years. Always smiling with something nice to say. Truly an awesome person.
    My heart goes out to Robin and her family. Prayers going up that you all find peace.

  2. Gaye Laird

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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