PEORIA - Joyce A. (Mallory) Bentele, 69, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born in Peoria, Ill., to the late Cecil and Iola (Day) Mallory on May 22, 1945.
Joyce is survived by her son, John (Racquel) Hickman; daughters, Dawn Hickman-McDougal and Deanna Hickman; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Mariah) Mallory and Michael (Sue) Mallory; and sisters, Cecile Amerson, Suzetta Williams and Stephanie Poole.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dean Hickman; sister, Verna Mae Marshall; and brother, Patrick Mallory.
Joyce was a member of Tabernacle of Jesus Christ.
She was the president of the Resident Council Association at Stygler Village, where she resided. She was a breast cancer survivor and one of the longest surviving dialysis patients known to date.
Joyce loved life and people. She helped her fellow man and was an advocate for the less fortunate. She was never sad in this life and was ready for her eternal journey.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, with a visitation from 9 to 10 a.m., all at the Chapel of Edwards Funeral Service, 1166 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206. Interment will be at Eastlawn Cemetery.