Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

January 12, 2013

Joyce Drees

ST. ELMO — Joyce L. Drees, 65, of St. Elmo, entered eternal rest at 3:08 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at C&A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, with burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, rural Beecher City. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to Crossroads Cancer Center, Effingham, or the donor's choice.

Joyce was born July 26, 1947, in Fayette County, the daughter of Jacob and Nora (Calvert) Brewbaker. She married Gary L. Drees on Aug. 15, 1985, and he preceded her in March 2010.

She had worked many jobs, which included the St. Elmo Food Liner for 26-plus years, cook at Ed's Cafe, Brownstown, and Daryl's Dine In, St. Elmo, the concession stand at the St. Elmo movie theater, area nursing homes, housekeeping and whatever it took to support her family.

She was member of and named Lady of the Year by the St. Elmo Ladies Auxiliary Club and also member of the St. Elmo Women Civic Club and St. Elmo HCE. Joyce was an advocate for the St. Elmo Little League and ran the concession stand.

She enjoyed cooking, mushroom hunting, gardening and beading jewelry. She attended St. Elmo First Baptist Church.

Surviving are her children, Brad Denton of Salem and Sherry (Laverne) Shamhart of Wheeler; stepchildren, Tina (David) Rubino of Maplewood, Mo., Craig Drees of Beecher City and Stacy (Bill) Barnes of Madison, Ind.; sister, Janet Stahulak of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Kendra (Chip) Lwao, Jacob, Dalton and Meagan Denton, Kylee Denton and Brittany and Blake Shamhart; one great-grandchild, Emma Lwao; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Denton; brother, Charles Brewbaker; and half brother; Don Brewbaker.

Text Only
Death Notices
  • Cassandra Pollard Cassandra L. Pollard, 44, of Effingham, formerly of Vandalia, died Friday, April 19, 2014. In keeping with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Cassandra Pollard Effingham

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24 Leo Volk obit photo Leo Volk Leo H. Volk, 74, of Ingraham, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Wendelin, with the Rev. Mark Stec officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, W

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-24 Ralph Elke obit photo Ralph Elke Ralph C. Elke, 86, of Effingham, died at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham. A celebration of Ralph's life will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pearson Building at Lake Sara, 15170 N. B

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brenda Risley Brenda Ann (Adams) Risley, 60, of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Dieterich, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete at Meyer Funeral Home (formerly Blake-Wright Funeral Ho

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24 Margaret Fearday obit photo Margaret Fearday Margaret T. Fearday, 72, of rural Neoga, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church of Neoga, with the Rev. Sunder E

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruth Butler Ruth C. Butler, 65, passed away on Saturday evening, April 19, 2014, at her home in North Carolina. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parish Church in Wendelin. Memorials may be made to Rex Cancer Center in Raleigh, N.C.

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24 Marilyn Barkley obit photo Marilyn Barkley Marilyn Ann Wood Barkley, 69, passed away at 10 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at her home in Toledo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, April 24, at the funeral c

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marilyn Barkley Marilyn Barkley, 69, of Toledo, died at 10 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkley Funeral Chapel, Greenup. Marilyn Barkley Toledo

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23 Douglas Brummer obit photo Douglas Brummer Douglas B. "Doug" Brummer, 60, of Sigel, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, April 23, at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23 Helen Raddatz obit photo Helen Raddatz Helen E. Raddatz, 71, of Effingham, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitati

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.