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Joan Katharine (Schoch) Chard

April 23, 1933 — November 17, 2022

Peoria Heights

Joan Katharine (Schoch) Chard, 89, of Peoria Heights, Illinois passed away on November 17, 2022 at Aperion Care of Peoria Heights. She was born on April 23, 1933 in Peoria, Illinois. The daughter of John Napolian and Minnie (Gilbert) Schoch. She married John “Bud” Laverne Chard on September 4, 1954 in Peoria, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 5, 1996.

She was a graduate of East Peoria Community High School Class of 1951. After graduating she work at Woolworth’s at the food and soda counter.

Joan is survived by her daughter Brenda Kay (Richard) Bohannan Sr of East Peoria, Illinois; two grandchildren Richard “Ben” (Jessica Rohwer) Bohannan Jr of Marquette Heights, Illinois, Rachel Rose (Jeremiah) Johnson of Glasford; one great granddaughter Joycelyn Rose Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Cremation Rites have been entrusted to Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home of Peoria, Illinois. No services will be held at this time.

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