Bisch Funeral Home

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Joyce Elaine Mavis

November 6, 1933August 3, 2020

Joyce Elaine Mavis, 86, of Springfield, passed away August 3, 2020 at Regency Care. She was born November 6, 1933 in Carlinville to Harry Bouillon and Thelma Fraley Bouillon. Joyce married John Mavis on January 1, 1956 at the Rural United Methodist Church in Carlinville and he survives.

Mrs. Mavis is also survived by three children: Sharon (John) Zimmerman of Williamsburg, Michigan, Bruce (Melinda) Mavis of Pleasant Plains and Marcia (Tom) Baker of Tallula, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Bouillon.

Joyce worked many years as a secretary for Lincoln’s Home and was also employed by the YMCA. One of her fondest memories was working for Paul Finley’s Political Campaign. She was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church. Joyce was a 4-H Leader, Brownie Leader and Cub Scout Leader.

A graveside service will be held at Old Salem Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, August 6. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Jerome United Methodist Church Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.


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Kevin Abney

August 9, 2020

Joyce , you were always so kind to everyone. You helped us all at Lincoln Home and will never be forgotten. Thank you, God bless and prayers for your family and friends at this time.

Lance & Marilyn Davsko

August 7, 2020

Bruce & Family; Marilyn & I are so sorry to see the loss of your mother. Please except our condolences and we will keep her in our prayers.

Greg Reynolds

August 6, 2020

John ,. I am so sorry for your loss. The girls are upset. They have many memories of you and her when they were at New Salem as kids . Greg

Geri Unsbee

August 5, 2020

It was an honor and a privilege to care for Joyce in her later years. Never have I seen such love and devotion as that of Joyce and her husband John. He was at her side every day from 6:30 in the morning until bedtime. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with John as well as with her children.

Geno and Becky Koehler

August 4, 2020

Thoughts and prayers from the Koehler's Remember Joyce being a mom to many boys for cub scouts and baseball. Enjoyed being around her for the campaigns and national park service.

Frank Ramirez

August 4, 2020

So sorry Bruce and Melinda.. prayers for comfort and peace in your loss.

Ann Tapscott

August 4, 2020

John, Sharon, Bruce, Marcia, and families
My sympathy to all. She is at peace with God. Bless her!

Carolee Murray

August 4, 2020

I will always have so many fun memories of our luncheon get togethers for many years.
Joyce, may you Rest In Peace & may our Lord take care of you now.
Carolee Murray

Mary Lou Estill

August 4, 2020

My thoughts are with the family. We were friends from Chatham and 4-H. Softball games and Sunday nites at Culvers.
Dick and Mary Lou Estill

Nita Bell

August 4, 2020

So sorry for your loss, John, Sharon and family, Bruce and family as well as Marcia and family. So hope the fact that social distancing is wisest for all will make you still able to know how much I care! We were next door neighbors before either of us built our homes! Many happy and "blessings filled" memories! These trying times as we all age, having need to struggle with ailing bodies and failing minds, are so blessed to know there is a much brighter place awaiting with Our Lord and Savior. Prayers for comfort, strength, peace and guidance. Love to all.


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