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Joyce Ellen Travelstead

August 13, 1938 — May 19, 2020

Joyce Ellen Travelstead, 81, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9:21 am.

Joyce was born August 13, 1938 in Carterville the daughter of Richard Leon and Mary Geneva (Talley) Impson.  She married William Lorenez Travelstead on May 16, 1957 in Crainville and he preceded her in death on March 21, 1969.

She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Marion and retired from the US Postal Service. Joyce was an avid gardener of flowers and vegetables, loved traveling and spent countless hours embroidering quilt blocks.  She had an extensive collection of dolls and Christmas villages.  She was well known for her daily trip to the DQ for a coke with “light ice.”

Joyce had a big heart and loved giving to others, especially during the Holidays.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family.

While at the Anchor Senior Living, Joyce was lovingly known as “Juicy J,” and often found uplifting those around her.  Her spunky personality put a smile on everyone’s face! The family wants to thank the staff for their love and care while she was a resident.

She is survived by her:

Two daughters;

 Tina (Doug) Grounds of West Frankfort

 Beth (Glen) Weeks of Troy

Four grandchildren;

Lauren (Aaron) Craig of Carterville

Ashton (Sidney) Stephens of West Frankfort

Christine (Adam) Petroff of Maryville

Chad Weeks of Collinsville

Five great grandchildren;

Ledger, Elle and Indy Craig of Carterville, Asher and Vander Stephens of West Frankfort

Sister – Janice (Tom) Bubanovich of West Frankfort

Sister-in-law – Judy (Jeff) Ray of Marion

Three Nephews and 1 Niece

Preceded by her Parents and Husband – William Lorenez Travelstead.

DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER, private visitation and funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. James Slone officiating.  Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. 

For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis or Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

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