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Joyce E. Hood

August 1, 1935 - May 13, 2017

Service Date: May 16, 2017

Joyce E. Hood, 81, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, August 1, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at St. Paul’s Home in Belleville, IL.

As a caregiver, Joyce was much loved by the children and elders she cared for. She was a long-time member of First Christian Church in Belleville, where she enjoyed singing in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: Paul and Nellie, nee Munger, Hood

Surviving are her:

  • Sister: Dolores (Edward) Fansher of O’Fallon, IL
  • Nieces:
    • Rita E. (Roger) Boyd of Sparta, IL
    • Leigh A. (Jeff) Bonifield of Millstadt, IL
  • Great nieces and nephews:
    • Erin L. Arras
    • Katherine E. (Brian) Lee
    • James E. (Abby Daniels) Bonifield
    • Jerry S. Bonifield
  • Great-great nephew: Maxwell Lee
  • Cousins:
    • Linda York
    • Cheryl Kohnen

Her family was her world. She was much loved and will be dearly missed by all. Joyce was a tireless playmate, patiently teaching all nieces, nephews, and young cousins board games and card games.

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the Belleville Humane Society.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Annie Clark officiating. Private Interment will be held.