Joyce C. Green

Joyce C. Green, 91 of Mt Vernon, Missouri, formerly of Edina, Missouri, passed on to glory, May 29, 2019, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.  She was born September 29, 1927, to parents Lester Ray and Jessie L. (Schafman) Wilkinson in Batavia, Illinois.
Joyce attended and graduated from West Aurora High School in Aurora, Illinois.  She met Bobbie W. Green on an arranged blind date, that neither wanted to go on.  They were married six months later on June 27, 1948 and spent the next 64 happy years together until Bob’s death on September 5, 2012.
Joyce was a homemaker in the early years then took on the role of bookkeeper when they purchased Bob’s Standard Service in Yorkville, Illinois.  Joyce was active in the Girl Scouts as a leader, the Women’s Club, the Garden Club, and a faithful member of the Yorkville Congregational Church choir.  After moving to Edina, Missouri, in 1990, Joyce became a great quilter and made many beautiful quilts.  She became active in many area activities including the Knox County “Corn Festival”.
Joyce was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend.  She will be missed deeply by all who knew her.  Joyce is survived by her son, Kerry (Cindy) Green of Mt Vernon, Missouri; her daughter, Alicia (Todd) Engleman of Sheridan, Illinois; one brother, Don Wilkinson of Aurora, Illinois; nine grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, daughter Claudia Heubel, her parents, one sister, Virginia Wicklund and one brother, Ted Wilkinson, Sr.
A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church, 703 S. Hickory in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, 65712 on Sunday June 23, 2019.  Visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. with the memorial service being held at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor David Nordyke officiating.  Interment will be held in Illinois at a later date.
 In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s name to the First Christian Church.  
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312 S. Hickory St.
Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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