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Joan Mary Devens

Born: 1930     Died: 2013

Joan Devens nee Dierkes, age 83. Born in Chicago on February 11, 1930, at peace with the Lord on May 12, 2013. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Greg (Peg Clark), Mark (Noreen), Matt (Deanna), Mary Joan (Ed) McCarthy, Jonathan (Roseann) and Cory (Buck) Zimmer. Proud grandmother of Luke, Isabella, Billy, Elizabeth, Matthew, Tony, Chloe, Neil, Sophie, Eddie and Rosie. Devoted sister of Frank Dierkes. Joan graduated from St. Aquinas High School, attended Little Company of Mary Nursing School and embarked on a nursing career working at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Cook County Department of Public Health for more than 30 years. She was a dedicated caregiver to anyone in need. Family and friends will gather Saturday, May 18, 2013 for visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Bernadette Church, 9343 S. Francisco Ave., Evergreen Park, IL 60805. Mass 11:00 am. Private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. (708) 636-2600 or


May 18, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Bernadette Church, Evergreen Park, IL


May 18, 2013
Mass 11:00 am
St. Bernadette Church, Evergreen Park, IL

Final Disposition:

Interment private



Maureen Gibbons 05-16-2013 09:23

Am very sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mother.I will always remember her excellent cooking and fun times spent with her. Surely her good soul is in the arms of the Lord. My prayers are for Joan and the entire Devens Family.

Maribeth Barry 05-16-2013 06:56

Dear Devens Family,
I am so sorry for the lose of your Mother. My prayers are with you.


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