Joyce Eileen Winter, 93, of Marissa, IL, passed away Saturday December 26, 2020 at the Randolph Care Center in Sparta, IL She was a homemaker.
Joyce was born March 31, 1927 in St. Albens, England. She married Emmerson “Spike” Winter July 16, 1946.
She was loved by many in the community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marissa, IL where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir. Joyce had may interesting stories of her life growing up in England during the war. People would stop and listen, mostly because of her British accent.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Emmerson “Spike” Winter, son Paul Martin Winter, parents Edward and Florence Allen and brother David Allen.
She is survived by her son Gene (Alice) Winter; grandchildren Sherri (Robert) Holley, Krista (Todd) Dollar, Dawn (Jason) Pilbean, Gail (John) Ahlers, Kimberly Winter Stacey Porton; great grandchildren Patrick McCarty, Jack and Madeline Dollar, Collin and Brier Pilbean, Evan Ahlers, Lucas Winter and Zachary Harris; great-great-grandchild Emily McCarty.
Private funeral services are scheduled but a full church celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at First Baptist Church in Marissa will be held at later date.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.