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  Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 12, 2016

OBITUARY ~ JOYCE ANN (CREMEENS) RASMUSSEN
May 30, 1952 ~ October 05, 2016

Joyce Ann Rasmussen, daughter of Eldoris and Mary (Greathouse) Cremeens, was born May 30, 1952 in Illinois. Joyce grew up in Illinois, and she graduated from high school in 1970. Joyce was a stay at home mom, and she raised her children until 1986 when she furthered her education as a Certified Nursing Aide and she worked as an aide.

In 1987, she met Chris Rasmussen and they married in June of 1991. They lived in Minier, Illinois; moving on occasion; until moving to Blockton, Iowa 20 years ago. She enjoyed life in Blockton watching grandchildren, enjoying life, family and friends.

Joyce liked going to the casino now and then, and taking a drive around town. She enjoyed cooking and reading recipe books. Her love of family included sharing Halloween with them; watching Christmas movies; and Facebook communicating with everyone. Joyce enjoyed taking her dog for walks with her scooter; tending to her flower gardens, and working with older people. Joyce loved family get togethers and visiting with friends and family.

After battling cancer for six months, Joyce went to be with her babies and family in heaven on October 5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dory and Mary Cremeens; two children Angela and Jason Howe; sister Marilyn Morgan and her husband Donald; brother-in-law Leslie Coggins;

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Chris Rasmussen of Blockton, IA; two daughters Susan Howe (Jason) of Blockton, IA and Amy Howe of Atlanta, IL; Jessica Rasmussen, Kristina Rasmussen (Charlie), and Katie Rasmussen (Stephen); grandchildren Kayla Howe, Miranda (Charles) Maxson, Libby Rasmussen, Gerad Naill, and Genna Naill; great grandchildren Emmett and Ezra; one brother Dennis (Judy) Cremeens of Deer Creek, IL; two sisters Eldora Coggins of Fairbury, IL and Sandra (Wally) Shawgo of Mackinaw, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held at Armstrong Funeral Home Mount Ayr, Iowa 6:00 - 8:00 Friday, October 7, 2016 and resumed again at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home Atlanta, Illinois10:00-11:00 Monday, October 10, 2016. Funeral Services followed at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home Atlanta, Illinois 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 with Pastor David Heath officiating and Deb Schultz providing the music.

Casket bearers were Michelle Friend, Craig Friend, Gerad Naill, Allen Shawgo, Jon Thompson, and Jonathan Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Kayla Howe, Miranda Maxson, Libby Rasmussen, Genna Naill, Emmett Maxson, and Ezra Maxson.

Memorials are in her name to be decided later. Online condolences may be left at www.aramstrongfh.com.

The final resting place is at Atlanta Ladies Aid Cemetery in Atlanta, Illinois.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2017

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