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Joyce M. Schisler, 81, of Galesburg, Illinois and formerly of Abingdon, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at Wellbrooke Nursing Home, Kokomo, where she had been a patient since Aug. 2, 2017.
She was born April 10, 1936 in Bishop Hill, Illinois the daughter of Glenn W. and Gladys Lindquist Heimer. She married Richard Cox in Abingdon and they later divorced. She married Robert E. Blevins on Nov. 24, 1978 in Abingdon and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1987. She married Roger L. Schisler on Nov. 18, 1999 in Abingdon and he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2000.
Joyce graduated from Abingdon High School in 1954. She had lived in Abingdon most of her life. She worked at the Abingdon Pottery for 21 years in the office of Human Resources until the Pottery closed. She was a member of the Abingdon Christian Church and a former Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed helping with the annual chicken pie supper at the church. She was part of a group of ladies that made lap blankets for nursing home residents.
Joyce is survived by three sons of her first marriage, Randy (and Kari) Cox, Galesburg, Jeff (and Jana) Cox, Sharpsville, and Steve (and Kerry) Cox of Chatham, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Jenna (and Conrad) Schrock, Janel (and Corey) Littlejohn, Zach Cox, Carter (and fiancee Allie Hull) Cox, Caleb (and Chelsea) Cox, Randi Jo Cox, Jarod Cox, Camden Cox, and Cayden Cox; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, William (and Barb) Heimer, Knoxville, and Ronald Heimer, St. Augustine; one brother-in-law, Larry Litchfield of Eldon, Missouri; stepsons; stepdaughters; stepgrandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Rita Litchfield.
As Joyce requested, cremation will be accorded. Private burial of her ashes will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. To celebrate her life, a memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Abingdon Christian Church. Rev. Darryl McDaniel will officiate. The family will receive friends at a luncheon at the church following the memorial service.
Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Christian Church or the Abingdon Food Pantry. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
Published on August 12, 2017
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