Beverly “Joan” Giles, 72, was united with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at University of Kansas Medical Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas after a long but determined battle with cancer.
She was born on August 12, 1950, in Batesville, Arkansas, the daughter of George and Oneida (Foley) Bradley. Growing up she attended Southeast High School in Wichita, Kansas, graduating with the class of 1968.
On November 21, 1972, Joan was united in marriage to Timothy Giles at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas. This past November the couple celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage.
For over 20 years Joan owned and operated her own house cleaning business.
However, her favorite career was that of being a homemaker and spending time with her family – especially if it involved making and sharing a meal with them.
Joan enjoyed giving gifts to those she loved, cooking, and watching her favorite football teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas State Wildcats. One of her favorite places to visit was Branson, Missouri. She also liked spoiling her grandkids with candy from Nifty Nut House in Wichita.
Joan had a spunky attitude and loved fiercely.
Joan is survived by her husband, Timothy Giles; mother, Oneida Bradley; sons, Trenton (Shanna) Giles and Nathan Giles; grandchildren, Sawyer, Daisy, and Rider; brothers, Tom Bradley and Tony Bradley; sisters, Barbara Juarez, Connie Bradley, and Vergia Ayers; and many other beloved family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Bradley.
A visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas with a private celebration of life at a later date.
Memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be made to Tabor College for Project SEARCH and can be left in care of the funeral home or mailed to:
400 South Jefferson
We love you more, Grandma.