Joyce Elaine Neil, 78, formerly of Saybrook, Illinois, passed away at 12:33 A.M., Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Le Roy Manor, Le Roy, Illinois.
Her visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M., Monday, February 5, 2018, at Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, Illinois. The funeral will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Wayne Giermann officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the grandchildren’s college education fund in c/o Shannon Brooks. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois, in charge of the arrangements.
Joyce was born November 21, 1939, in Saybrook, Illinois, a daughter of Clyde Elmer and Jessie M. Brittin Furnish. She married Charles Paul Neil on November 23, 1963, in Saybrook, Illinois. He passed away on April 2, 2016.
She is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Tim) Brooks of Farmer City, Illinois; son, Shawn (Terri) Neil of Potomac, Illinois; five grandchildren, Chelsea Brooks; Ariel Neil; Jordan Neil; Connor Yoak; and Noah Brooks; sister, Barbara Elledge of Deer Creek, Illinois. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Joyce was a former owner and operator of a craft store in Saybrook, Illinois. She worked as a graphic artist at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Illinois. Joyce was a member of the Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, Illinois.