Joyce Ashby, age 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL with her loving family by her side. Joyce was born on May 29, 1951 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late Harlan and Mabel (Covington) Keel.
On March 11, 1972, Joyce married Ronnie Ashby, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Joyce was a co-owner of Ashby Moving & Storage in Madison, IL. She was a faithful member of Fairview Heights Church of Christ in Fairview Heights, IL. Joyce enjoyed spending time at Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes in Arkansas and the extensive traveling with her family; she especially loved the trips with Ronnie to Estes Park in Colorado. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her four grandchildren, whom she adored. Joyce will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by one sister, Terri Keel.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ronnie Ashby of Granite City, IL; two dear sons and daughters-in-law, Ryan and Michelle Ashby of O'Fallon, IL and Casey and Amy Ashby of Granite City, IL; sister, Trudy (Jim) Black of Granite City, IL; brother, Harlan (Jolene) Keel of Granite City, IL; loving grandmother to Christine, Mackenna, Reese and Sullivan Ashby; extended family and many dear friends.
Memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Fairview Heights Church of Christ, Fairview Heights, IL.
In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Fairview Heights Church of Christ with Joe Taylor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation of America and will be accepted at the church.
Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL is entrusted with the arrangements.
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