Joyce L. Drees (1947 - 2013)


Joyce L. Drees, 65, of St. Elmo, died at 3:08 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in rural Beecher City. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham or donor's choice.
Mrs. Drees was born on July 26, 1947, in Fayette County, the daughter of Jacob and Nora Calvert Brewbaker. She married Gary L. Drees on Aug. 15, 1985; he died in March 2010.
She is survived by her children, Brad Denton of Salem, and Sherry and her husband Laverne Shamhart of Wheeler; and stepchildren, Tina and her husband David Rubino of Maplewood, Mo., Craig Drees of Beecher City, and Stacy and her husband Bill Barnes of Madison, Ind.

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100 N. Olive St.
St. Elmo, IL 62458
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 14 to Jan. 23, 2013