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Joyce Pearl Thalke Gloudemans

January 28, 2022

Joyce Pearl Thalke Gloudemans, 82, of Lynchburg, passed away peacefully Friday, January 28, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late James Robert Gloudemans.

She was born on April 20, 1939, in Milwaukee, Wisc. She retired as a 20 year educator at Dunbar Middle School.

She is survived by five children: J.R., David, Liz, John, and Julie; and seven grandchildren: Alexandria, Samantha, Nicole, Walker, Andy, Brooke, and Ethan. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to St. Joseph’s Indian School (

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She truly was one of the best. I always enjoyed running into her and she always made me feel loved. I feel like a better person for having known her.

Posted by Kim Gafford on January 30, 2022

Dear, J.R. David, Liz, John, and Julie, we want you to know the friendship we shared with Joyce and Jim were some of the best times of our lives. Laughs and hugs were always in the mix, and of course, we were part of the "Rent a Friend" friendship group and would meet each Wednesday for dinner. Joyce always listened to my rants we had laughed about it all. Blessings and hugs to you all and safe travels.

Posted by John and Eleanor Casler on January 30, 2022

We are so saddened to learn of the death of your mom. Our sympathies and thoughts go out to you, J. R., David, Liz, John, and Julie, and your families. Know that you are in our thoughts and have our prayers at this most bittersweet time in your lives. May the glorious memories of Joyce which fill you give you comfort and bring both tears and smiles.

Posted by Mark and Donna Storm on January 30, 2022

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