age 76 of Galesburg, Ill. died Sunday April 16, 2017 at 9:10 a.m. at Cottage Hospital.
She was born July 5, 1940 in Canton, Ill. the daughter of Ernest and Edith Anderson Leonard.
Joyce is survived by her mother Edith Leonard of Monmouth, Ill., one daughter Tracy and Timothy Blanchard of Pekin, Ill., one brother Richard and Judy Leonard of Knoxville, Ill., one sister Sharon and Terry Langdon of Monmouth, Ill. and three grandchildren, Dustin and Lisa Blanchard, Taryn and Drew Hastings, Lauren Blanchard, and six great grandchildren.
She graduated from J. Sterling Morton East High School in Cicero, Ill. in 1958 and Graham Hospital School of Nursing in Canton, Ill. in 1962. She was a Registered Nurse for 43 years retiring in 2005.
Joyce loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her cat Maynard. She enjoyed reading, crafts, and cross stitching.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday April 21, 2017 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Deacon Timothy Blanchard officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at the chapel. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery Henderson, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Lakota Ministries 410 First Ave. East McLaughlin, S.D. 57642.