April 20, 2011

Joan Marie Tews

Joan Marie Tews age 79 of Cincinnati, Ohio (formerly of Lincoln) died on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Cincinnati.  She was born on July 28, 1931 at home in Gladbrook, Iowa to Lawrence and Geneva Putney.  Joan was a beloved mother of Jane Elizabeth Tews Weed (Dan) and James David Tews (Rick Lochridge), fun and loving granny of Emily, John and David Weed and Brian and Kevin Tews, dear sister of Mark Putney, John Putney and Jean Secor.  Joan graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1949 and the University of Colorado, a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority in 1953.  She taught freshman English in Salinas, California.  She met Nebraska Senator David D. Tews, whom she married in 1959.  Joan worked as a real estate broker with Austin, ReMax and Woods Brothers Realty in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She was an entrepreneur and loved her Casey’s General Stores.  She later retired to Orlando, Florida.  Joan loved Vail, Colorado and traveling the world and especially hosting her friends and family in her home.  She was a very devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 9:00 A.M. until service time at 10:30 A.M.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH  43699.


  1. To the family of Joan Marie Tews: We join in extending to the members of Joans’ bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy and pray that in the years that lie ahead the good Lord will sustain them and give them peace and health.

  2. We extend sympathy and prayers to all. I have wonderful memories of Joan from Lincoln and Vail. Don’t look back or sideways but look upward. Love, Spilky’s

  3. Dear Jane and James

    Sorry for the lose of your mother Joan. I am unable to drive due to a new shoulder March 29th. It is never easy to lose a loved one.

    I will be sending a $25.00 memoral to the Hearland Hospice Memorial Fund in memory of Joan Tews. So Sorry I am unable to attend and
    see you both at this time.

    All my Love,
    Violet Spencer
    401 E 5th St.
    Neligh NE 68756

  4. Jane and Jim:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. Joan was a special lady to us. Sincere sympathy.
    Charles and Nancy Noren

  5. I was searching for Joan because I bought her high school yearbook at a sale in Florida. I would love for a member of her family to have it.

    It also contains a news clipping of her wedding announcement in the newspaper.

    Karen Percella

    • Dear Karen-
      I just now saw and read your e-mail concerning my mother’s yearbook! I can’t believe that it would somehow end up in a yardsale….that must have been a gross error on the organizer.
      Please let me know if you still have it so we can make arrangements.
      Thanks so much for letting us know!
      Jane Tews Weed


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