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Joni Beck, 63, of Geneseo, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family. Cremation rites have been accorded and the family will be holding a private memorial service. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel will be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com. Memorials may be directed to the Geneseo Public Library, 805 N. Chicago Street, Geneseo, IL, 61254, and NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative, 1614 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, IL, 61201.

Joni was born May 6, 1959, four minutes ahead of her twin sister, Judi, to Don and Verna Shaw, in Moline, IL. She graduated from JD Darnall High School - Geneseo, class of 1977. Joni married Howard Beck on August 18, 1979, in Geneseo. She was employed as an administrative assistant at Nash Nash Bean & Ford, Geneseo, until retiring in 2018.

Joni loved being a mother to her girls. She was a lifetime member of PTA and stockholder of the Green Bay Packers. She loved reading, gardening, collecting rocks and shells, walking, and traveling - especially to Arizona in the winter and any place with a shoreline.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband, Howard Beck of Geneseo; daughters, Corbyn Beck of Rock Island, Andrea Beck of Des Moines; her twin sister, Judi (John) Heller of Orion, sister, Jill (Marty) DePauw of Geneseo, and brother, Joel (Carol) Shaw of Omaha, NE; in-laws, Don (Vera) Beck of Geneseo, Janet (Larry) Dawson of Geneseo, Carol (Mike) Roemer of Geneseo, Duane (Kim) Beck of West Dundee, IL, and Floyd (Melissa) Beck of New Meadows, ID; many loving nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; and her loving dog, Penny.

Joni was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Verna Shaw.

Posted online on December 23, 2022

Published in Geneseo Republic