Alton, IL


Joyce E. Patton

Joyce E. Patton, 81, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Eden Village in Glen Carbon.
She was born on October 9, 1935, in Winchester, Illinois, the daughter of Charles “Raymond” and Wanona (Prather) Evans.
She married William “Bob” Patton on January 3, 1954, in Winchester, Illinois. He survives.
Joyce worked as a clerk for Illinois Valley Economical Development Corporation for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1993. She was a member of Sandridge Baptist Church in Winchester and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two children, Cindy and Rick Malone of Dorsey, Mike Patton of Bethalto; four grandchildren, Matt Malone, Colin Patton and his wife Sarah, Alyssa Patton, Morgan Malone; and one great granddaughter, Emma Patton.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Betty Busby.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.
Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Blankley officiating.
Burial will take place in Winchester Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to VITAS Hospice.
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