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Joyce Ann West, age 68, of Palmyra, Il. died Tuesday afternoon (October 6, 2020) at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Il.

She was born April 3, 1952 in Jacksonville, Il. daughter of the late Earl & Bertha Sitton Gray.

She married Dean West on April 18, 1986 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2017.

Surviving are her children, Scott Houchin (Terry) of Paris, Mo.; Wendy Drnjevic (Francis III) of Girard, Il., Donald West (Tiffany) of Petersburg, Il. and Daniel West (Tonya) of Hettick, Il.; nine grandchildren, Robert, Ryan, Dalton, Colton, Ashton, Avery, Owen, Cory and Emma; sisters, Linda Seiz (David) of Waverly, Il., Jean Grohler of Sullivan, Il., Agnes Wilson of Waverly, Il., and Becky Suttles (David) of Murrayville, Il.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Joyce worked for J.D.C. in Jacksonville, Il. for many years as well as driving a school bus.

She loved traveling with Dean and did team driving with her husband in their trucking business. Joyce enjoyed her grandchildren and loved the cabin she and Dean built many years ago. She loved collecting chicken related items.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m Saturday (October 10, 2020) at Stults-Neece Chapel in Palmyra, Il. Face masks and social distancing will be required as per CDC and State of Illinois guidelines. Only a limited number attending will be allowed into the chapel at one time during visitation. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Hettick, Il. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society c/o Stults-Neece Chapel, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il.62692. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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