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MORTON ~ Joyce Marie Towery, 72, of Morton, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Morton Villa.

Born August 6, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to Russell and Wilma (Kinder) Revelle, she married Herman J. Towery on December 21, 1965 in Pekin. He died April 19, 2009 in Morton. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Virgil Revelle, Sr. and one sister, Wanda Watson.

Surviving are two sons, Rick D. (Sarah) Towery of Manito and Jimmy D. (Sherry) Towery of Pekin; one daughter, Theresa L. (Jerry) Reese of South Pekin; six grandchildren, Ashley Reese of South Pekin, Brody Reese of Fort Lewis, Washington, Luke and Lily Towery of Manito and Rachel and Ashley Taylor of Pekin and four great-grandchildren.

Joyce was a homemaker who enjoyed dancing, collecting purses and shoes. She loved watching “I Love Lucy” and listening to and watching anything to with Elvis and was an St. Louis Cardinals fan.  Her greatest joy was cherished time with family.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Deacon Ernie Whited will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Ln., Pekin, IL 61554 or Hospice Compassus at 2000 W. Pioneer Pkwy Suite 24 Peoria, IL 61615.

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