Joyce Deany

March 19, 2019

Joyce Deany, 83, of Watseka, passed away Thursday (March 14, 2019) at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

She was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Leonard J. and Kathryn (Flessner) Hoeger. They preceded her in death, in addition to one sister, Carol Bowen.

Joyce married Paul Dean Sloter, in Chatsworth, in December of 1958. He preceded her in death in 1961. She later married Donald Deany, in Cullom, on Aug. 10, 1963. He survives, of Watseka.

In addition to her husband, she was survived by three sons, Eric Paul Sloter, of Bella Vista, Ark., John David Sloter, of Boone, Iowa, and Mark Donald Deany, of Richmond Heights, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five brothers-in-law.

Mrs. Deany was a music educator and a school counselor for Crescent Iroquois and Watseka Unit 9. She was a member of Iroquois Mental Health Center, Lutherans for Life, Retired Teachers Association and past president of her church council.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. The Rev. Alex McNally will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Cullom, with her grandson, Vicar Alex Sloter, officiating.

Memorials may be made to Lutherans for Life, Faith Lutheran Mission Fund, Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth, or Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

Please sign her online guestbook at knappfuneralhomes.com.