Beverly Joyce

Godfrey | Tuesday, May 3 2022 |

Beverly Louise Joyce, 87, died at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Integrity of Godfrey.

She was born December 6, 1934, in Alton the daughter of the late Elmer George and Emma Elizabeth (Harris) Meisenheimer. She worked as a manager with the Alton Public School district in food services for many years. On June 18, 1952, in Alton, she married Lester Joyce and he preceded her in death on September 10, 2004.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Ventimiglia of Alton and Vickie Murphy (Dan) of Godfrey, one son, Roger Joyce (Linda) of Alton, one daughter in law, Nela Joyce of Florida, seven grandchildren, Jennifer Link (Chris), Ricky Joyce, Randy Joyce, Adam Joyce (Chelsea), Aaron Joyce (Ellen), Leslie Dickson (Bill) and Clinton Murphy, eleven great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Dixie Walker of TX.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Richard Joyce, a daughter in infancy, Rosemary Joyce, two sisters, and three brothers.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additional information and online guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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