Joye Elizabeth Viar, 1923 – 2009

October 8th, 2009 by Barbara

Joye Elizabeth Viar

Joye Elizabeth Viar

Joye Elizabeth Viar, 85, of 1400 N. 17th, died Thursday (Feb. 19, 2009) in her home. She was born Dec. 1, 1923 in Liberty, a daughter of Julius and Theresa (Bauer) Heberlein. She married Robert L. Viar on Jan. 20, 1946, in the Zion Lutheran Church Parsonage. He died Oct. 4, 1995.

Joye graduated from Payson Seymour High School. After school, Joye worked at various small jobs and then went to work at Browers. She worked there for three years during World War II while her future husband was in the U.S. Army. Three weeks after his return home, they were married and had nearly 50 happy years together. Joye also worked 27 years at Motorola and 10 years at Calcium Carbonate, now J.M. Huber, retiring in 1986. Joye always enjoyed her time at work and made many lasting friends there. Joye was a volunteer at RSVP and also at Blessing Hospital. She delivered Meals on Wheels and loved to play cards and dominoes. Joye was a member of the American Legion Post 640 Auxiliary in Liberty for 63 years. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Quincy. Joye taught Sunday school at Zion Lutheran Church, where she was a member, and also belonged to the Jolly Seniors at Faith Christian Church.

Joye is survived by one daughter, Carol Ames of Quincy; one grandson, Robert Parsons of Quincy; two great-granddaughters, Brittany Nicole Parsons and Pyper Elizabeth Zimmerman; one brother, Dean Heberlein and his wife, Eldonna, of Barry; and a special cousin, Helen B. Nichols of Cape Coral, Fla. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. In addition to her husband, Joye was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mildred Heberlein.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in the Zion Lutheran Church in Liberty, conducted by the Rev. Amy Luckey. Interment will be in Xander Cemetery in Liberty. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the services at the church. MEMORIALS: Zion Lutheran Church or to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at

Published in the Quincy Herald-Whig from 2/22/2009 – 2/24/2009

Posted in Obituaries

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