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Joyce Reed

March 9, 1930 — April 22, 2018

Joyce Evelyn Reed 88, of El Paso, formerly of Normal, IL, passed away on Sunday April 22, 2018 at Heritage Health Care in El Paso, IL where she was a resident.

She was born on March 9, 1930 in Tremont, IL to Lawrence and Ruby Norman and was raised in Hopedale, IL. She married Kenneth Edward Reed in April 1957.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters Janice Hallstein and June Anderson.

Joyce is survived by 1 daughter: Linda (Gary) Grubb of El Paso; 1 Brother: Larry Norman of Hopedale; 1 Brother-in-law: Robert Anderson of Hopedale; 4 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren: Tonya Grubb and her son Miles Smith of Minonk, IL; Amanda (Ben Mathis) Grubb and their children Collin Grubb, Nash, Braydin and Kylee Mathis of Mackinaw, Il; Brandi (Robby) Baker and son Aysan Baker of Bloomington, IL and Brandon Grubb of El Paso, IL.

Joyce worked for Gailey Eye Clinic in Bloomington for 26 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cremation will be accorded. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage for the love, support and taking good care of our mother, Grandma, great grandma.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Joyce's name to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

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Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

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