Joyce Ann Silotto

TAYLORVILLE - Joyce Ann Silotto, 69, of Taylorville, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center.

Joyce was born on January 5, 1943, in Canton, the daughter of Michael and Irma Whetstine Migda. She married Louis P. Silotto on August 15, 1965, in Canton.

Mrs. Silotto was an elementary teacher for Pleasant Plains School District for more than 20 years. She was active in her community as a member of South Side Country Club in Decatur; Red Hat Society; University Women of Christian County; Taylorville Art Association; Christian County Teachers Association; and Trinity Lutheran Church. She was also well known for her designs for the Memorial Medical Center Foundation Festival of Trees.

She is survived by her husband, Louis; daughter, Pamela (Jimmy) Ketchum of Springfield and two grandchildren, Luke and Grace Ketchum; and son, Brian (Jodi) Silotto of West Lafayette, IN.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 N. Webster, Taylorville, with Reverend Rodney Bloomquist officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the and Memorial Medical Center Foundation Festival of Trees.

Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St. Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our online obituary at

Published in The State Journal-Register on Nov. 19, 2012