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Joyce Ann Heck

Joyce Ann Heck

Our beloved Joyce departed this world at 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in the comfort of the family home surrounded by family. The world was gifted with Joyce Ann Heck on April 28, 1948. She was born in Quincy, the second of six children born to William O. "Bill" and Marjorie (Frame) Heck.

Joyce enjoyed growing-up in the old neighborhood and built lifelong friendships going to Franklin School. Joyce devoted herself to the family home, caring for her mother Marge until her passing and then for her father Bill until his death. Joyce took great pride in having an in-home daycare looking -after her family and the neighborhood children. She then worked at a local grocery store in the Deli until her retirement due to health issues in 2004.

Later in life Joyce continued to receive her greatest joy helping to raise her nieces, nephews and then her great-nieces and great-nephews. She considered each of them her children and was very proud of every-one.

She enjoyed watching Cubs baseball and watching over the neighborhood. She loved family meals and gatherings. Joyce had a huge heart full of unconditional love and she supported everyone through all aspects of their lives.

Survivors include her sisters, Billie Heck-Martin (Dennis Neese); and Mary Jo Karhoff.
Nieces and nephews, Linda (David) French; Raymond (Missy) Holtshouser; Deana (Mac Crabbe) Miller; Joseph Karhoff; Amanda Mixer; Robert (Sarah) Mixer; Samantha (Justin Winningham) Heck; Danniele (Chris) Robertson; Great-nieces and nephews: Ashley; Janelle (Jacob); Sierra; LilyAnn; Destiny; Addisun; Maddie, J.D.; TomTom; Greyson; Emma; Thunder and Stormy; great-great nephews, Brayden, and Jayce; a brother-in-law Mike Mixer & many friends also survive.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marge Holtshouser and her husband "Butch"; and Tammy Mixer; a brother, William E. Heck; brother-in-law, Mike Karhoff; and a nephew, Michael Mixer.

An open house Memorial is planned for family and friends on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the family home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to Joyce's family.

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From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Billie - you are in my thoughts and prayers. She is in heaven with Jesus, Mom and Dad. Peace to you and all your family.
From:
Cindy
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Joyce will be missed by all. She was like a grandma to all her nieces and nephews. I will miss our talks, had the home phone taken out
From:
Cheri Emery
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Joyce was such a sweet woman. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
From:
Rhonda Welte
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Billie we are thinking of you. Luv u