Joanne Dyer, 65, a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone she met, passed away Thursday November 10, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by her family.
Joanne was born July 30, 1957, in Ottawa, IL, to Walter and Virginia (Voyles) Farrell. Joanne would go on to marry the love of her life, Kim Dyer Sr. on October 18, 1985. The two of them had an amazing love that they shared for each other. They were blessed to have been able to raise 4 beautiful children, Richard, Vicky, Kim Jr., and Joey.
Joanne loved being outside her whole life. Whether she was doing yard work, hanging out with friends, sitting by a fire or just sitting on her porch, she naturally gravitated to the outdoors. If you went anywhere with Joanne, you would see countless people that she knew. Her grandchildren would joke that anytime they went with her they would have to stop every 5 minutes to talk to someone. Everybody would tell you about how she had the biggest heart and one of the most contagious laughs. Some of her favorite things were playing bingo, cards, yahtzee or singing and dancing to all kinds of music. Her children and grandchildren were the most precious people in her life.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; Walter and Virginia Farrell; her brother, Eugene Farrell; and her husband, Kim Dyer Sr.
She is survived by her three siblings Garry Farrell, Terry Gaba (Timothy), David Farrell (Valerie); her four children, Richard Farrell (Jonna Price), Vicky Allison (Ryan), Kim Dyer Jr. (Deanna Kennedy), and Joey Dyer; and her twelve grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 1:00 pm November 12, 2022 at Ottawa Funeral Home, with Rev. Duane Kauffman officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Garry Farrell, David Farrell, Richard Farrell, Kim Dyer Jr, Joey Dyer and Austin Thomas.
Memorials may be directed to the family.