Joyce E. Tharp
Joyce E. Tharp, 89 of Springfield, died at 11:22 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born July, 8, 1926 in Carlinville, to Oral H. and Elberta Whitlock Cooper. She married John “Jack” F. Tharp on February 24, 1996 and he preceded her in death on October 1, 2013.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Cauley of Sand Springs, OK and Karen Tharp of Springfield; one son, John Tharp, Jr. of Centralia, IL; two grandchildren and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Joyce was a secretary at the Illinois Telephone Association for 29½ years, prior to that she worked in the X-Ray Department of General Electric and had previously worked for Jennings Chevrolet in Palmyra.
She loved to entertain.
Graveside Service: 10:30 am, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palmyra.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jack Tharp Scholarship Fund, make checks payable to Illinois Telecommunication Association Foundation.