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Joyce Hickey

2/13/1928 - 3/10/2019

Pekin~ Joyce L Hickey, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born February 13, 1928 in Iron River, Michigan to Russell and Eunice (Baldwin) Thomas.  Her parents preceded her in death, along with one son, Charlie, and her loving husband, Charles whom she married in July of 1946.

Surviving are her two children, Jeannie (Mike) Barker and Diana (Bill) Wieburg; four grandsons, David (Kim) Barker, Scott Barker, Bill (Tiffany) Wieburg, Mike (Monty) Barker, 8 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren, and her sister Della Thornton.

Joyce worked in housekeeping at Caterpillar for 21 years, retiring in 1988.

Her private graveside rites will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Illinois CancerCare Foundation Route 91.

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