Mrs. Joyce M. Schisler, Abingdon Chapel

Joyce M. Schisler, 81, of Galesburg and formerly of Abingdon, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Wellbrooke Nursing Home, Kokomo, Indiana, where she had been a patient since August 2, 2017.
She was born April 10, 1936 in Bishop Hill, Illinois the daughter of Glenn W. and Gladys Lindquist Heimer. She married Richard Cox in Abingdon and they later divorced. She married Robert E. Blevins on November 24, 1978 in Abingdon and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1987. She married Roger L. Schisler on November 18, 1999 in Abingdon and he preceded her in death on September 15, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rita Litchfield.
Joyce is survived by three sons of her first marriage, Randy (and Kari) Cox of Galesburg, Jeff (and Jana) Cox of Sharpsville, Indiana and Steve (and Kerry) Cox of Chatham, Illinois. Joyce’s nine grandchildren include: Jenna (and Conrad) Schrock, Janel (and Corey) Littlejohn, Zach Cox, Carter (and fiancé Allie Hull) Cox, Caleb (and Chelsea) Cox, Randi Jo Cox, Jarod Cox, Camden Cox, and Cayden Cox. Joyce is also survived by three great-grandchildren; two brothers, William (and Barb) Heimer of Knoxville and Ronald Heimer of St. Augustine; and one brother-in-law, Larry Litchfield of Eldon, Missouri. She is also survived by step-sons, step-daughters, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Joyce graduated from Abingdon High School in 1954. She had lived in Abingdon most of her life. She worked at the Abingdon Pottery for 21 years in the office of Human Resources until the Pottery closed. She was a member of the Abingdon Christian Church and a former Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed helping with the annual chicken pie supper at the church. She was part of a group of ladies that made lap blankets for nursing home residents.
As Joyce requested, cremation will be accorded. Private burial of her ashes will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. To celebrate her life, a memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Abingdon Christian Church. Rev. Darryl McDaniel will officiate. The family will receive friends at a luncheon at the church following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Christian Church or the Abingdon Food Pantry. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is handling arrangements for the family. Online condolences may be made at

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4 Guestbook Entries to “Mrs. Joyce M. Schisler, Abingdon Chapel”

  1. I am sorry for your loss Randy. I remember your mom as such a beautiful and kind woman.

  2. Randy, Jeff, and Steve Your mom was a beautiful person and we always enjoyed visiting with her when we would see her at the various events in Abingdon. Our sympathy to all of you.

    We also still have many memories of those summers at the Abingdon park!!

    Carl and Dottye

  3. I was sorry to read of Joyce’s death and want to extend my sympathy to her family. Always enjoyed visiting with her back in the Galesburg Christian Church days long ago.
    I was happy to visit with her at Hawthorne Inn after she took residence there. She was such a friendly happy person. I will be thinking of you all on Saturday as you say your goodbyes.

  4. Randy, Jeff, Steve and Families,
    Joyce was one of the ‘sisters’ (Rita Litchfield, Monill McClure and me) who took many FUN and memorable trips to Florida, Lake of the Ozarks, Chicago, etc. She was so much fun, easy going, and was always ready to go. She was dedicated to church, family and helping. It seemed she was consistently busy on a project or going to visit children and grandchildren trying to help whenever and wherever she saw the need. She was never one to sit and do nothing. We had many heart-warming conversations about church and family. I miss all the ‘sisters’ and will cherish their memory and times we had together forever.

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