Joyce A. Woods, 79 of Granite City, formerly of Doniphan, MO passed from this life on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Joyce was born on August 22, 1931 in Doniphan, MO to James & Cleo (Arnold) Queen. She was a life long homemaker and of Baptist faith. She will be remembered for the love of her family and the good times spent together. She is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Gary & (Linda) Woods of Granite City, Jim & (Kay) Woods of Granite City; daughters, Angela & (Dennis) Willoughby of Wood River, IL, Deborah & (Curtis) Young of Mobile, AL; 6 grandchildren, Lisa Cole, Brad Woods, Crystal Seals, Amber Young, Coleen Woods, Jade Young; 12 great-grandchildren, Nick, Nicole, Morgan, Dale Robert, Ashley, Sarah, Cameron, Justin, JaLynn, Jonathan, McKenzie, Annabell; brother, Jim Queen and many special nieces & Nephews. She was preceded by her husband, Richard Woods whom she married on October 24, 1947, her parents and a brother Ronald Queen. Friends may call on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Blankley officiating. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials are suggested to a charity of one’s choice.
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