Photo: Joyce Byland - Minooka - 1936 to 2020

Joyce Byland

Age 83 of Minooka, passed away Friday January 17, 2020 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Dwight.

Born October 29, 1936 in West Irvin, Kentucky, Anna Joyce was a daughter of Lige and Fanny (nee Henderson) Reed. She was raised and educated in Covington, Kentucky, and on June 19, 1954 she married Ronald Lee Byland, Sr. in Ludlow, Kentucky. Joyce worked for fifteen years at Carson Pirie Scott in Joliet as a sales associate in their china department, and enjoyed cooking, as well as traveling to Door County. Her priority was always her family, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her three children: Ronald, Jr. (Stephanie) Byland of Minnesota, and Steve (Patty) Byland and Nancy (Alan) Lindmark, both of Minooka; seven grandchildren: Stephanie (William) Thompson, Timothy (Terri) Byland, Hannah (Eddie) Vicich, Joshua Lindmark, Sarah Lindmark, Noah Lindmark, and Emily (Bryson) Biermann; seven great grandchildren, with two more expected, and one sister, Linda (the late Roger) Hamilton of Covington, Kentucky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and six siblings: Charles Reed, Bill Reed, Glenn Reed, Wanda Welbers, Jim Reed and Gary Reed.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday January 24, 2020 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 4:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the services, and inurnment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Joyce will be laid to rest with her husband.

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Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)