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Memorial Service

St. Paul United Church of Christ
Thursday May 17th, 2018

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Joyce Darlene Johnson

Joyce Darlene Johnson, 82, of Pekin, IL passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Genesis Healthcare, Bryan, OH.

Joyce was born in Pekin, IL on November 16, 1935, a daughter of the late Marguerite (Ehrhardt) and Herman  Knapp.

She grew up on a farm near Pekin where she developed her love for animals and the outdoors. Joyce taught at Wilson Elementary School for 30 years and later became a real estate agent, working 20 years for Coldwell Banker. All the while, her membership at Saint Paul United Church of Christ remained a special part of her life along with Tazewell County Retired Teachers Association and many other community groups. 

Joyce will be joyfully remembered by her son, Christopher (Teresa) and granddaughter, Madison all of Bryan, OH.

On Oct. 11, 1961 she married Robert Johnson, who passed away June 18, 1972. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Marilee Grewey.

Joyce's memorial service will be held on May 17, 2018, 11:30 am at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin, IL with visitation from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Memorials are to St. Paul United Church of Christ, 101 N 8th St, Pekin, IL 61554

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To Joyce's family, A great lady, and trusted friend has passed. Absent from the body present with the Lord!

Brad and Gail Marshall May 17 2018 12:00 AM

I remember Mrs. Johnson when I was a little girl at Wilson school. She was always so kind. Our paths crossed several years later. Joyce was a kind hearted classy lady. I will be keeping the family and her friends in my thoughts prayers. Joyce will be missed dearly. God be with you.

Gina Clevenger Anske May 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joyce Johnson

Kristi Riley-Casper May 9 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joyce Johnson

Sue Kyle May 7 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Joyce Johnson,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Joyce. I was principal at Wilson Intermediate School where Joyce taught over a four year period. I felt very fortunate to have her on the staff. She was a very talented and dedicated teacher to all of her children and was helpful to her fellow teachers. Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of Joyce and know that all of the Wilson staff who worked with her are saddened by her passing.

Nick Vespa May 6 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on May 3, 2018

Expression of Sympathy May 3 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joyce Johnson

Sue Kortkamp Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joyce Johnson

John and Mary Garver Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

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