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Joyce M. DeWitt, 78 – Passed December 9, 2019

Joyce M. DeWitt, 78, of Washington, Illinois, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2019, at her home with her family by her side.

Joyce was born October 6, 1941 in Cabool, Missouri, to Melvin Harry and Eva Marie Holmes Johnson. She married Frankie “Frank” DeWitt Sr. in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 28, 1959.

Surviving are four children, Frankie (Bonnie) DeWitt, Jr., of Springfield, Missouri, Kim DeWitt of Seymour, Missouri, Sheri (Richard) Horton of Seymour, Missouri, Kristi (Chris) Drinnin of Ames, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank on November 22, 2019, along with her parents; two brothers, Melvin “Junior” Johnson and James Johnson; a sister, Janet Burress; a grandson, Robbie Lee DeWitt; and a daughter-in-law, Pat Dewitt.

Joyce was a wonderful homemaker and former Avon representative. She and her husband were members of Jayco Jaytrackers Camping Club of Illinois. She loved to travel and spend time with her family.

Visitation was held on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, Illinois. A service was held at noon on Friday, December 13, at the funeral home. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Joyce’s memorial website is available at where condolences may also be sent to the family.