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Joyce M. Anderson

Born: November 27, 1935; Iowa City, IA

Died: April 10, 2020; Sterling, IL

Rock Falls – Joyce M. Anderson, 84, of Rock Falls, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, at Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling.

Joyce was born in Iowa City, IA, on November 27, 1935, the daughter of George and Nellie (Reisinger) Knight. She married Zane "Dick" Anderson on February 6, 1954, in Rock Falls. He predeceased her on March 13, 2017. Joyce worked at Plews Edelmann in Dixon for several years. She enjoyed shopping and crafting.

Survivors include one daughter, Judith (Robert) Edison of Sterling; two sons, Lonny Anderson of Rock Falls, and Richard (Amy)Anderson of Medicine Lodge, KS; one sister, Carol (Sonny) Weeks of Rock Falls; one brother, Raymond Knight of Rock Falls; seven grandchildren, Laura (Max) Wheeler, Carrie (Jeremy) Lane, Martin Anderson, Isaiah Anderson, Kristina Edison, Jeremy(Beccah) Edison, and Nathaniel Edison; and four great-grandchildren, Chase, Katelyn, Michaela, and Elijah.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick; two sisters, Dorothy Ross, and Janice Cantu; and one brother, Richard Knight. Cremation rites have been accorded.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, June 29, 2020, at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave, Rock Falls. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303.

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Published in Sauk Valley News on Jun. 27, 2020.
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