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Beverly “Joan” Giles

January 7, 2023

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:

Tabor College

Project SEARCH

400 South Jefferson

Hillsboro, KS



We love you more, Grandma.

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10 thoughts on “Beverly “Joan” Giles

  1. I lost my BFF and a true friendship. My heart hurts but I know she is pain free and in a better place. I will forever cherish our daily talks text laughing and crying. Joan was a Wonderful person to me and loved her family so much.
    RIP my BFF till we meet again. Love forever ❤️❤️❤️👍

  2. Lost my BFF. Will always cherish our friendship forever. Joan was a Special person that loved her family so much

    RIP God received an Angel for sure ❤️

  3. Joan you will be missed by many I am truly blessed to have known you through Women’s Encounter. Thank you for teaching me and being a wonderful friend to me during my early Christian years. I will see you soon when He calls me home dear friend!

  4. Joan helped me through one of the darkest times in my life. I will forever be grateful for her. Rest easy sweet lady.

  5. Remember her loving being around her family, It would get a little crazy at her mom and dads with all the kids. I also remember seeing her at the Hillsboro Craft Festival, almost yearly. She truly had a great time and great life, and knew the finer things in life were around family, Joan spoke of her children often and a very proud mama! Gods Love shine on another fallen angel!

  6. Our love and heart felt sorrow go out to the entire family. Knowing that someday we will all meet again!

  7. I really enjoyed my beautiful mom. That i had for 42 years! It saddens me that she is gone and i will always wonder about you ! I love you alot mom ! And will. Miss you!

  8. Joan and I go way back to when my oldest daughter went to school for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade at Christian Academy with her boys. We instantly hit it off with her beautiful smile and caring ways. She was a woman who enjoyed talking about her boys as much as I did my girls. We lost touch after the school closed down but reconnected years ago. She always has been positive in every way. Thanking God you are pain free and you are rejoicing with Him in all His glory. My thoughts and prayers are with your family who will cherish your memories forever. I know we will meet again one day.

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