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Joyce E. Winter

Joyce E. Winter

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 were observed.

Celebration of Life; the public is invited to join the family for a church memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday June 18, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Gene,
    Please accept my condolences, and thanks for babysitting me at Mountain Home, Idaho. Mom reminisced with me often about those years during our visits since I retired in 2011 to my natal state, but the northern lake country part rather than the high desert south. She had the “peace that passes all understanding,” and I trust that Joyce did, too.
    If you should happen to be along I-90 in Idaho, call 1st Presbyterian Church of Coeur d’Alene, and I’ll buy your coffee. Hanging on, enjoying the ride,

  2. Susan Coleman says:

    Mrs. Winters was always such a sweet lady. She was always so friendly and personable. So sorry for your loss!

  3. Joyce will be missed by many, she was the sweetest person I have every known. She was our neighbor for 21yrs. and we loved her so much. God gained an angel when she passed.

  4. Jim Loewen says:

    We loved her so much in the church! Such a lovely lady and beautiful Christian. She made me her delicious pound cake for my birthday for many years. Thinking of you and your family during this time. God bless

  5. Dawn Baker says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Joyce’s family. Such a beautiful lady. Loved chatting with her when she came into Regions. Best chocolate chip cookie baker ever. She will be missed.

  6. Sharon Young says:

    I could listen to her talk for hours.She use to come into the Hallmark store I worked at.God bless you all.

  7. Cathie Raney says:

    Dawn and family, my sincere sympathy for you as you grieve Joyce’s home going. May God bless you with His peace and comfort. My prayers will be with you

  8. Victoria Pflasterer says:

    Joyce was such a wonderful woman so loving I took care of Paul when he was on Hospice She could make you laugh God has another Special Angel

  9. Marcella Whitesell says:

    Joyce was such a sweet & loving mom , grandmother , friend & I know she will be really missed by everyone that knew & loved her . She held a place in our hearts , and always will, love ❤️ you sweet lady .

  10. Elaine Frisch says:

    I am so sorry for your loss she was a beautiful lady inside and out I love to listen to her talk and she had such a beautiful smile she will absolutely be missed you have my deepest sympathy

    • Beverley Harriman Lewis says:

      I was in Bible Bible Study at her home when I was a young wife and mother. I was glad to get to know her better. My daddy worked with Spike for years and they were fishing buddies. I met Joyce through my mom. Thinking of all of you God Bless.

  11. Sandra Sparling says:

    Joyce was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. She was my Sunday school teacher. She taught me so much about the Lord. I cherish our tea parties and the many stories of growing up in war time England. She was remarkable. She loved her family so much. Prayers for each one of you. I know you will miss her as will I

  12. Natalie Hand says:

    My sincere sympathies to Gene and “the girls” along with the entire family. My entire childhood involved her as my kind and lovely neighbor. She was a true testament to a life of a Christian woman. She introduced me to butter rum lifesavers and the love of a British accent. What an honor to remember her each Christmas season when she was able to meet our Savior.

  13. Kelly Hoernis says:

    So sorry to the family. She was such a elegant lady

  14. Nanette Campbell says:

    Joyce will be missed greatly! Her lovely British voice so sweet. She was always cheerful, kind and humble. Such a great Sunday school teacher.There are many words to express her blessed talents. She lives forever in our hearts. I can imagine her singing to Jesus and walking with Spike and Paul. Her family was her proud and joy as she gladly proclaimed! ❤️❤️❤️

  15. Cheryl (Weekley) Bost says:

    Joyce was such a great neighbor. Such a sweet, kind and beautiful lady. My condolences to the family.

  16. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    Oh Dawn, I am so very sorry about your grandmother! I know how much she meant to you! Prayers for all those who loved her. May she rest in God’s Presence.

  17. Bev Lewis says:

    One of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known. Loved her Bible Group years ago. Heaven is a sweeter place. Our sympathy

    • Larry & Marilyn Powers says:

      So sorry for your loss. We both thought so much of Joyce . She was a real sweet Lady We miss Spike also.

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