SPRINGFIELD, IL - Joyce Koke, 81, of Springfield, went to be with her Savior on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Regency Nursing Care Center.
She was born March 27, 1933, in Lincoln, IL., to Charles E. and Lena Evelyn Sutton Kingsley. She married Charles E. Koke in 1959 in Lincoln, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2012.
Mrs. Koke is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Frank) Guerro, and her son, Blake Koke, both of Springfield; three grandchildren: Melinda Hoagland of Springfield, Brian (Lisa) Guerro of Colorado, and Reece Koke of Springfield; and two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Jordan Turner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill Kingsley; and sister, Thelma McAfee.
Joyce met her husband while working at Cutler Hammer Manufacturing in Lincoln. She then worked for the Internal Revenue Service and also owned her own ceramic shop. Joyce became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1981 and worked at Memorial Medical Center for 10 years. She attended Southside Christian Church and Westside Christian Church in Springfield.
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Rd. Springfield. The family will meet friends from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Lake Springfield Christian Assembly.
Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at bischfuneralhomewest.com.
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