Joyce Birdsell

TOLONO – Joyce A. Birdsell, 70, of Tolono passed away Friday (Nov. 16, 2012) at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan Memorial Home.

Mrs. Birdsell was born Oct. 16, 1942, in Champaign, a daughter of Kenneth Sr. and Bernadine Mattox. She married John Birdsell on Oct. 27, 1984, in Champaign. He survives.

Survivors also include her two children, two step-children and their families: Candie and Jim Kates of Mayview and their two children, Kami and Jaz; Travis Taylor of Mahomet and his three children, Taylor, Rayanna and Josh; Bob Birdsell of Champaign and his child, Dionna Birdsell; Tina and Travis Joop of Tolono and their child, Taylor; and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Carson.

She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Doug Sanford of Champaign.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Kenneth Mattox Jr.

She loved gardening, sewing, homemaking and spending time with her family.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Master Gardener program at the University of Illinois, 217-333-7672.

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