Joyce V. Putnam, age 71, of Quincy, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 1:51 p.m. in her home.
Joyce was born January 16, 1948 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Paul and Virginia Alberta Armstrong Cummings.
Joyce was a hard worker all of her life. Although she retired from Kirlin's in 2015, Joyce still continued to work part time. She also enjoyed being outdoors and working in her garden. Most all she loved spending time with her grandchildren, and she always attended their ball games and other school activities.
Joyce is survived by five children: Amy (John) Presley of Springfield, MO; Ryan Putnam of Russellville, AR; Keith (Leighann) Putnam of Russellville, AR; Robbie (Amanda) Putnam of Rainsville, AL; and Laura (Adam) Hynek of Quincy, IL; 11 grandchildren: Alyssa and Elisabeth Presley; Mackenzie Smith; Ayden, Ayce, Kobe, Kory, Karoline, and Kaylee Putnam; Connor Hynek; and Dalton Root; three sisters: Janet (John) O'Connell of Sedalia, MO; Karen Ritz of Hudson, FL; and Sharon (Skip) Osgood of TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside Services: 11:15 am Monday, April 15, 2019 at Quincy Memorial Park, with Rev. James Wheeler O.F.M. officiating.
Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Donor's Choice
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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I knew Joyce for several years from where she was working part-time; I'd see her once a week and our conversations covered every conceivable topic: while we didn't always agree with each other, I felt that she respected everyone's viewpoint and was always interested in new things. I didn't know until today (4/18) that she had passed and it was quite a shock to me, as I've been having health problems of my own and she always wanted to know how I was doing. I would bring her old books I'd found for her to look at, and I saved jokes for her off of the internet and would bring her a printout of the latest ones almost every week. I didn't see her last week as I had a medical procedure on that day; I had meant to print some for her today, but my printer was down. I thought, "Well, I'll just have to wait until next week to give them to her"- that's not to be. I will miss her greatly. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Don't ever miss a chance to tell your family and friends that you love and value them. Jeff Walz
I'm not sure I've met a kinder, more generous person than Joyce! Our family was blessed with you in it for many, many years, and while you'll be missed, you'll certainly never be forgotten!
XOXO The Kath Family
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