Joyce Jenks

CREVE COEUR - Joyce Ann Jenks, 62, of Creve Coeur passed away at 2:09 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at her home.

Born June 8, 1951, in Murphysboro to Loman and Joanne (Fligor) Champion, she married Richard G. Jenks on June 15, 1986, in Champaign.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Angie West of Rantoul, Deanna (Rob) Gillis of Olney and Robyn Marden of Sanford, Fla.; two sons, William (Christie) Rincker of Mechanicsburg and Rick Jenks of Maitland, Fla.; and one brother, Ray (Sue) Champion of Waterloo. Also surviving are her beloved Maltese dogs, "Dino" and "Mia."

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lloyd Champion.

She worked for Wahlfield Manufacturing in Peoria from 1987 to 1997, and then as an export specialist for DHL in Peoria from 2000 to 2010.

Joyce enjoyed travelling, reading, cooking, playing golf, watching Atlanta Braves baseball and spending time with her husband and grandchildren.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care Foundation, 8940 N. Wood Sage Road, Peoria, IL 61615; or UnityPoint Methodist Hospice, 221 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61636.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 26, 2014