Joan P. Tieken

Joan P. Tieken, age 86, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 in her home. She was born on July 30, 1936 in Quincy the daughter of Elmer and Reva (Coleman) Heinecke.

Joan had an extensive career as an LPN for 40+ years in the Quincy area, having worked at St. Mary’s Hospital, Blessing Hospital and the Illinois Veterans Home. She loved her profession, she truly cared about every person she attended to. She was loved by her co-workers and patients alike.

Joan loved her large family. She enjoyed each and every one of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the matriarch everyone admired and looked up to.

She was an avid reader, thirsty for knowledge. She studied many topics, natural healing, spirituality and so much more. She practiced what she learned.

She was always very active, working out and working outside whenever she could. She loved being outdoors just walking or tinkering in her garden and yard.

Joan is survived by:
FIVE CHILDREN: Steve Tieken (Wanaree), Gary Tieken, David Tieken, Jill Spoonmore (Craig) and Julie Townsend (Bruce).
EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN: Devin Tieken, Raina Opsahl (Erik), Tina Rigsbey (Jeremy), David Tieken, Ashley Tieken, Ricky Masterson, Robert Cunningham and Lacey Ross (Sterling).
Nineteen great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and other relatives also survive.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Lori Groves, a grandchild Kylie Townsend and a brother Bill Heinecke along with his wife Joyce.

Cremation rites have been accorded and no formal services are planned at this time. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. teresa pickle on May 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Joan at the Veterans Home. She was a truly amazing nurse, co-worker and friend. You are correct, the residents loved her as well as the resident cat, Ruthie! May God provide you with the strength required in the days and weeks ahead and may your many wonderful memories give you comfort. May you rest in peace my friend.

  2. JuneWinking on May 11, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    What a beautiful lady. RIP JoAnn. Really got to know her through her brother, Bill. She was so kind and good to him. You will be missed JoAnn. June Winking

  3. Diane Frankenhoff on May 11, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Condolences on your loss. She was a lovely person through and through.

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