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Joyce Spellious

October 19, 1931 — October 29, 2014

Sparland- Joyce A. Spellious, 83, of Sparland, IL passed away at 3:43 pm on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

She was born on October 19, 1931 in Chillicothe Township a daughter of Clyde and Lola Owen McDonald. She married Marshall G. Spellious on September 16, 1952 in Lacon, IL. He passed away in February of 2003.

Joyce worked as a bookkeeper in Peoria at LeTourneau for 17 years.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was a jewel that can't be replaced and will not be forgotten. She was a loving and dedicated wife to Marshall and she was his committed health care provider in his last years. She spent her life caring for Marshall, his parents, her parents, and anyone who did not have someone to help them. She loved life on the farm and there are many stories of her butchering, cooking, gardening, canning, and tending to the animals. She loved nature and animals and at one time you would see her walking up the lane to the mailbox followed by her beloved dogs and pet geese. She was the kind of woman that all mothers hope their son will find. She will be greatly missed.

She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lacon. Fr. Tom Mizeur will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Lenz Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be given Lacon Sparland Ambulance or the Immaculate Conception Church. Online condolences may be directed to the family at


NOV 3. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Immaculate Conception Church
Lacon, IL

Funeral Mass

NOV 3. 11:00 AM (CST)

Immaculate Conception Church
Lacon, IL

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