Joyce M. DeWitt

October 6, 1941 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 78)


   Joyce M. DeWitt, 78, of Washington, passed away at 10:25 pm Monday, December 9, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.

   Joyce was born October 6, 1941 in Cabool, MO to Melvin Harry and Eva Marie Holmes Johnson.  She married Frankie “Frank” DeWitt Sr. in Memphis, TN on March 28, 1959.

   Surviving are four children, Frankie (Bonnie) DeWitt Jr., of Springfield, MO, Kim DeWitt of Seymour, MO, Sheri (Richard) Horton of Seymour, MO, Kristi (Chris) Drinnin of Ames, IA; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her husband Frank on Nov. 22, 2019 along with her parents; 2 brothers, Melvin “Junior” Johnson, James Johnson; sister, Janet Burress; grandson, Robbie Lee DeWitt; and daughter-in-law, Pat Dewitt.

   Joyce was a wonderful homemaker and former Avon representative.  She and her husband were members of the Jayco Jaytrackers Camping Club of Illinois. She loved to travel and spend time with her family.

   Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.  A service will be held at Noon on Friday, December 13th at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.

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December 12, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory
2075 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571

Funeral Service
December 13, 2019

12:00 PM
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory
2075 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571

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