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.