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Joy Maxine Roberts

February 8, 1934 — November 7, 2022

Maquon

 

Joy M. Roberts, 88, formerly of Maquon, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, on Monday, November 7, 2022 04:28 AM at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

 

Joy was born on February 8, 1934 in Knox County. She was the daughter of Arthur Harold and Viola Seraphine (Christ) Widmer. She married James R. “Dick” Roberts on July 19, 1956 at the Maquon United Methodist Church. Together they celebrated 25 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on December 24, 1981. Joy is survived by her children, Lisa (Jack) Roberts of Maquon, Susan (Terry) Branch of Ft. Meyers, FL, James “Brett” (Cheri Heister) Roberts of Lacon and William “Bill” Roberts of East Galesburg; two granddaughters, Tori (Matthew) Goedeke of Elmwood and Heather Golnick of Shawano, WI; and six great-grandchildren, Marshall, Alyssa, Christian and Lucas, Bentley and Brayden. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

 

Joy was a 1952 graduate of the Spoon River Valley School District. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelors in Education in 1956. Joy taught for the Spoon River Valley School District for 29 years, retiring in 1993. She also worked at Dick Blick for 10 years and Randy Godsil Insurance. Joy was a 50+ year member of the Maquon United Methodist Church where she served as a member of the Board of Trustees. She was a Board Member of the Maquon Library and Retired IL Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. When she was teaching at Spoon River Valley, Joy was the Year Book Editor. She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, quilting, puzzles and reading. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.

 

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM, Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Funeral services will follow visitation at 11:00 AM, Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow services at the Maquon Cemetery, Maquon. Rev. Kris McMillan will officiate. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory are assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Maquon United Methodist Church, Maquon Library, or to a charity of the donor’s choosing. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, November 10, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes - Knoxville

120 South Public Square, Knoxville, IL 61448

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 10, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes - Knoxville

120 South Public Square, Knoxville, IL 61448

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Burial

Thursday, November 10, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes - Knoxville

120 South Public Square, Knoxville, IL 61448

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