Joan M. Emerick, 78, of Geneseo passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, emergency room, Geneseo.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo, with Deacon Harley Chaffee officiating. Burial was in North Cemetery, Geneseo.
Memorials may be directed to the Joan Emerick Memorial Fund.

Joan was born August 14, 1940, the daughter of Charles and Virginia (Dappen) Naert, in East Moline. She attended Alleman High School, graduating in 1958. She married Marvin E. Emerick on October 24, 1970. He preceded her in death in 2007.

Joan worked at Pinks Bus Service as a bus driver for many years. She was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church, participated in the Geneseo Kitchen Band and especially loved watching her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Wendy (Jim) Vanacker of Geneseo; her son, Troy (Amanda) Emerick of Geneseo; grandchildren, Cody, Andrew, Katelynn and Mason; step-grandchildren, Karlee, Korryn and Ashley; great-grandchild, Paislee; a brother, Larry (Kathy) Naert of Las Vegas, NV; a sister-in-law, Pam Naert of Carbon Cliff; and a brother, Don Schupp of Mineral.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.