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Joy Boston

Aug 26th, 1944 - Jul 15th, 2021

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Christian Home Cemetery, Louisville

Visitation: 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home 


   Paytina “Joy” Boston, age 76, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Thursday evening, July 15, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

   She was born August 26, 1944, in Effingham, Illinois, the daughter of Payton James and Norma J. “Jackie” (Aldrich) McGivney. 

   Joy had worked at the shoe factory, at Flora Manor, and later at Livingston Manor starting out as a basic housekeeper and working her way up to Supervisor.  She enjoyed watching wrestling and soap operas, fishing, and playing bingo.  Joy loved to be outside and cherished memories of her trips to Las Vegas.  She was a mother, grandmother, and best friend to all.    

   She is survived by her life friend: Junior Goff of Xenia; children: Tammy Hays of Xenia and Debra Murphy of Salem; siblings: Angela (Ed) Hinkle of Xenia, Jane (Larry) Albert of Iuka, Kathy (late husband Jim) Riley of Forrest, and Payton James of Flora; grandchildren: Jessica (Mitch) Rothrock of Effingham, Amber Persinger of Xenia, Kristi Goff (Billy Schlosser) of Mattoon, and Jessica Goff (Daniel South) of Enfield; loving and caring best friend: Susan Spitz; special friend: Nancy Bayles; numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law: Rodney Persinger of Flora.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter: Tina Persinger; and siblings: John McGivney and Jerry Lee “Pate” McGivney. 

   A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Christian Home Cemetery, Louisville.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family for a memorial fund and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Glenda Cooper

July 16th

Tammy I am so sorry, my Mother just thought the world of her. I can't believe I just talked to you two and she's gone. May God help you threw this terrible time. If theirs anything I can do to help you I'm here. Joy was such a good women.

Carl & Tina Persinger

July 16th

So Sorry for ur Loss! Joy was a Good Caring Person who would help anyone anytime! Prayers for the Family!!!

Nancy Hensley

July 17th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. Love.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

July 17th

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Jean Cooley

July 17th

Junior and Tammy I am very sorry for your loss. Joy was a wonderful lady. If you need any thing let me know.

Ed and Debbie Crown

July 18th

So sorry to hear about Joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.


July 18th


Berdella R. McGrew

July 18th

I was so sorry to hear of Joy's passing. She was always smiling and such a delight. Rest in piece, sweet cousin.

Jacquie Young Cooper

July 19th

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. Hugs and prayers for the family.

Walter J. Chaney

August 3rd

Thoughts and prayers!



Tracy Lane
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Glenda Cooper
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Gary & Kim Pennington
Carl & Tina Persinger
lois and Roy Landreth
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Kathy 'Gertie'Griffith
April Rose Persinger
Jean Guerrettaz
Vickie (Hays) Robinson
Jessica Rothrock
Bruce &Nannette Richards
Nancy Pierson Weidner
Tim and Billie Mojonnier
Larry Frost
Berdella R. McGrew
Jacquie Young Cooper
Susan Spitz
Walter J. Chaney


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

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