M. Joan Getz

March 30, 1925 ~ February 8, 2019 (age 93)


MORTON - M. Joan Getz, 93, of Morton, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
Joan was born March 30, 1925 in Fox Bay, Falkland Islands, to Hubert V. and Margaret "Peggy" (Goddard) Cobb. She married Elton C. Getz on February 14, 1946, in New Haven, Sussex, England. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2006. She was also preceded in death by one son James E. Getz and one brother John Cobb.
Surviving are seven children, Peg (Richard) Giebelhausen of Morton, Robert (Sue) Getz of Morton, David (Anne) Getz of East Peoria, Kevin (Linda) Getz of Morton, Michael (Barb) Getz of Morton, Heather (Brian) Hochstettler of Pekin and Jonathan (Dawn) Getz of Peoria; one daughter-in-law, Sue Getz of Morton; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Judy Coulson of Bluemont, Va. and Gillian Roecker of Morton.
Joan was a World War II Veteran serving as a member of the British Auxiliary Territorial Service from 1941 to 1946.
She enjoyed gardening, knitting, puzzles, pinochle and the special time she shared with her loved ones at family gatherings.
Joan was a charter member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton, where a visitation will be held from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019. A funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Msgr. Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Building Fund.


FEB 14. 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (CST)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
1020 S. First
Morton, IL

Mass Of Christian Burial

FEB 14. 11:30 AM (CST)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
1020 S. First
Morton, IL

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