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Joyce Barbee

Jan 2nd, 1938 - Oct 27th, 2019

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2019, at Red Brush Christian Church in Louisville

Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church

Interment: Red Brush Cemetery


   Beverly “Joyce” Barbee, age 81, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Sunday night, October 27, 2019, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

   Joyce was born January 2, 1938, in Hoosier Township, Clay County, Illinois, the daughter of William Eldon and Mary Edna (Devore) Compher.  She was united in marriage to Wilford “Hank” Barbee on October 28, 1962, in Louisville and they shared 44 years of marriage until his death January 26, 2007.

   Joyce was a long-time member of Red Brush Christian Church.  She worked many years as a court reporter and at the Clay County Highway Department.  She will be remembered as a faithful, caring, and compassionate person. 

   Joyce will be sadly missed by her 2 sisters: Marilyn (Jerry) Tolliver and Lucille Wagley; special friends: Anita Worthey and Melissa Daugherty, several nieces and nephews, many friends, and her faithful companion, Muffin.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters-in-law: Laura (Glen) Frye and Rose (Leo) Frost; and an infant sister: Doris Louise.

   A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2019, at Red Brush Christian Church in Louisville.  Interment will follow in Red Brush Cemetery.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements.  Memorial donations are suggested to Oblong Children’s Christian Home or Red Brush Cemetery and will be accepted through the funeral home.  


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Maxine Sandridge

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Bob Frye

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Apr 7, 1943 - Jun 25, 2020

Judy Bryden

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Linda Martin

October 28th

My condolences to Joyce’s family. She was a lovely lady and a joy to work with at the courthouse. Prayers. RIP Joyce❣️

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

October 28th

I worked at the Courthouse the same time Joyce did. She was an incredibly strong woman.

Gary Wenthe

October 29th

My sympathy to the family and friends of Joyce. I consider it was a great honor knowing Joyce as a friend and coworker for many years. Joyce was polite to everyone and conducted herself in a professional manner. She always anticipated the work that needed to be done and got the job done on time or ahead of schedule. Joyce never said a bad word about anyone. She was as nice of a person as you would ever want to meet. Again I consider it a great honor to have known and worked with Joyce.

October 29th

Tom Hardy and Family

Wayne & Ricki Lapington

October 29th

Sending prayers. Joyce was a very sweet Lady. She will be missed.

Zach, Mandy and Riley

October 29th

We are so sorry for you loss, she was a nice lady. Prayers for you and your family.

Sammie Wickiser

October 29th

Such a kind woman. RIP Joyce, prayers for all.

Russell&Denise Anderson

October 30th

Sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady.

Alan Buck

October 30th

Sympathy is extended to The Family & Friends. Sorry for Your Loss.

Ron and Barb Prather and Marissa

October 30th

Sorry for your loss. she was a sweet lady and a good neighbor to Jodi and Marissa. When Marissa was small she went to Joyces house about every day to see her

Karla Reed

October 31st

Joyce was such a wonderful woman. She had such a kind and caring heart.

Mary A. Thompson Ellis

October 31st

So sorry for your loss. I remember Joyce. She was a very nice person.

sherri and roger miller

October 31st

Joyce was a very nice lady and you have our sympathy at this time.

Karen Phillips

November 1st

Joyce was one of my favorite co-workers at the Courthouse. Special lady, I shall miss her.

Timothy (Kenneth) Eade

November 1st

Dad had many memories of people and family members from Christian churches in and around Clay County years ago. May you be comforted knowing others share your grief and loss.

John & Caroline Zink

October 31st

Thoughts and prayers for Joyce's family and loved ones. She was an inspiration to many.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

November 1st

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. May God comfort you in this time.



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Jean Guerrettaz
Brenda Rinehart
Larry Frost
Betty Tucker Simmons
Linda Martin
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
June Payne
Dana & Barbara Milligan
Curtis and Holly Leib
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Kenneth and Ruby Parker
Maria "Button" Pemberton
Bill and Brenda Britton
Pete & Esther Walker
The O'Dell family
Mike and Kathy Wildbur
Devin & Erin Vaupel
John and Bonnie Britton
Ronnie and Eva Allen
Mandy Butcher
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Mike & Deb McKinney
Rita Weidner
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
Bob and Judy Mann
Phil & Jane Henson
Larry and Sue Kramer
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Norman Phillips
Pauline Frost
Dorothy Uebinger
The O'Dell family
Jack & Freda Stanfield
John Spitzner and Mary Hutchens
Ron and Barb Prather & Marissa
Marti & Jeff Ruger
John & Caroline Zink
David & Connie Birch
Leon & Glenda Sharp
Randy & Donna Payne


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